Pneumonia Hospitalizations Among Young Children Before and After Introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine -- United States, 1997-2006

Grijalva, J. P.; Griffin, M. R.; Nuorti, J. P.; Walter, N. D.
January 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;1/16/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p1
The article provides information on all-cause pneumonia hospitalizations among children before and after introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7). It says that the rate for all-cause pneumonia among children aged 2-4 years did not change after PCV7 licensure and has remained stable. A total of 74,559 children aged <2 years were hospitalized in 2005 in the U.S. for all-cause pneumonia, and 67,430 were hospitalized in 2006.


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