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Assessing sex-differences and the effect of timing of vaccination on immunogenicity, reactogenicity and efficacy of vaccines in young children: study protocol for an individual participant data meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

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Introduction: Disease incidence differs between males and females for some infectious or inflammatory diseases. Sex-differences in immune responses to some vaccines have also been observed, mostly to viral vaccines in adults. Little evidence is available on whether sex-differences occur in response to immunisation in infancy even though this is the age group in which most vaccines are administered. Factors other than sex, such as timing or co-administration of other vaccines,... Expand abstract
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10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011680

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University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Voysey, M
Grant:
Doctoral Research Fellowship (DRF-2015-08-048
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
7
Pages:
1-5
Publication date:
2016-07-29
Acceptance date:
2016-07-04
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ISSN:
2044-6055
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633915
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2016-07-13

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