Optimal vaccination to prevent pneumococcal disease?

Plosker, Greg
November 2012
PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;11/24/2012, Issue 667, p5
The article focuses on several studies related to 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) for invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). Researchers in Malaysia have found that the said vaccine can lessen the burden of the disease. Studies in Brazil also show the potential of PCV13 compared to PCV10 and no vaccination of high-risk children. A budget impact analysis reveals the cost-effectiveness of 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23).


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