PCVs protect infants from Streptococcus pneumoniae

06/8/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

A meta-analysis in Pediatrics of study data on nearly 148,000 healthy infants found pneumococcal conjugate bacterial vaccines can prevent invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae disease up to 24 months. Italian researchers said the vaccinations also can reduce the incidence of acute otitis media and pneumonia, but to a lesser extent.

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