Primary school children constitute an important pneumococcal vaccine serotype (VT) reservoir, 5 years after initiation of widespread pneumococcal conjugate vaccin... Academic Article uri icon


  • Background. A major constituent of PCV impact on mordibity burden is the indirect protection (herd protection) achieved by reducing nasopharyngeal pneumococcal carrige (NPPnC) in vaccinated individuals. Reduction in NPPnC in older children (who were either non- vaccinated or are several years post-vaccination) is delayed. We studied NPPnC in primary school children 6-10 years old, in an attempt to evaluate this population as a potential reservoir of VT in the community, 5 years post initiation of PCV National Immunization …

publication date

  • December 1, 2015