Items in AFP with MESH term: Immunization Schedule

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Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Young Children - Article

ABSTRACT: Streptococcus pneumoniae causes approximately 3,300 cases of meningitis, 100,000 to 135,000 cases of pneumonia requiring hospitalization and 6 million cases of otitis media annually in the United States. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, approved in 2000 for use in the United States, was designed to cover the seven serotypes that account for about 80 percent of invasive infections in children younger than six years. This vaccine demonstrated 100 percent efficacy against invasive pneumococcal disease in the primary analysis of a large randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. In the follow-up analysis, performed eight months after the trial ended, efficacy against invasive disease was found to be 94 percent for the included serotypes. When initiated during infancy, the four-dose vaccination schedule is set at two, four, six and 12 to 15 months of age. The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends routine vaccination of infants, catch-up vaccination of children younger than 24 months and catch-up vaccination of children 24 to 59 months of age with high-risk medical conditions such as sickle cell disease and congenital heart disease.


The 2001 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule - Practice Guidelines


ACIP Issues Updated Recommendations for Polio Vaccine - Practice Guidelines


Vaccine Policy Decisions: Tension Between Science, Cost-Effectiveness and Consensus? - Editorials


The 2002 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule and Progress Toward Elimination of Thimerosal - Practice Guidelines


The 2003 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule - Practice Guidelines


Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, United States, 2003 and Update on Childhood Immunizations - Practice Guidelines


Clinical Briefs - Clinical Briefs


The 2004 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule - Practice Guidelines


Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, United States, January to June, 2004 and Update on Childhood Immunizations - Practice Guidelines


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