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Schedules for pneumococcal vaccination of preterm infants: an RCT

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Premature infants have a higher risk of invasive pneumococcal disease and are more likely to have lower vaccine responses compared with term infants. Increasingly, immunization schedules are including a reduced, 2-dose, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine priming schedule. Our goal was to assess the immunogenicity of 3 commonly used 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) priming schedules in premature infants and their response to a 12-month booster dose. METHOD...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1542/peds.2015-3945

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Ladhani, SN More by this author
Andrews, NJ More by this author
Scorrer, T More by this author
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Department:
St Cross College
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Publisher:
American Academy of Pediatrics Publisher's website
Journal:
Pediatrics Journal website
Volume:
138
Issue:
3
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Article: e20153945
Publication date:
2016-08-08
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ISSN:
1098-4275
Pubs id:
pubs:638354
URN:
uri:9cd6942b-b0f8-4562-95ce-f13f5d6011e0
UUID:
9cd6942b-b0f8-4562-95ce-f13f5d6011e0
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pubs:638354
Language:
English

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