Published in Vaccine Weekly, March 29th, 2006
According to a study from the United States, "Invasive pneumococcal disease in adults may be declining, reflecting a form of herd protection from a new pediatric pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Our aim was to determine whether vaccination of children protects adults in the same home from bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia. We conducted a case-control study with 43 participating hospitals across a five-county region in Pennsylvania. Eligible cases were adults with bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia identified by the microbiology laboratories at...
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