Pneumoccal Vaccine

NEJM — Decline in Invasive Pneumococcal Disease after the Introduction of Protein-Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine

The largest decline was in children under two years of age. In this group, the rate of disease was 69 percent lower in 2001 than the base-line rate (59.0 cases per 100,000 vs. 188.0 per 100,000, P<0.001)

Pneumoccal vaccine works.  But invasive disease remains relatively rare.  When parents ask me if I think it's essential, I can't say yes.

 

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  1. WHAT IS IN THE VACCINE? AFTER MY DAUGHTER HAD IT LAST YEAR SHE HAD A BAD SEIZURE. SHE DOES HAVE SEIZURES BUT USUALLY WHEN SHE HAS STREP THOART.IS THERE LIVE BACTERIA IN THE SHOT?

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