Journal Article

Advances in Pneumococcal Disease Prevention: 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Infants and Children

Peter R. Paradiso

Edited by Stanley Plotkin

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 52, issue 10, pages 1241-1247
Published in print May 2011 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2011 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/cir142
Advances in Pneumococcal Disease Prevention: 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Infants and Children

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A 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13), developed with the same chemistry used for the 7-valent PCV vaccine (PCV7) and with the goal of expanding serotype coverage, was clinically evaluated in the United States and Europe and found to induce capsular-specific antibody responses comparable to those of PCV7 for the common serotypes, with robust responses to the 6 additional serotypes. In addition, PCV13 has a similar safety profile to PCV7 and can be given routinely to infants and children, ideally as a 3-dose primary series in the first year of life, with a booster dose in the second year. Children who have initiated their vaccination program with PCV7 can transition to PCV13 at any point in the schedule. Children aged ≥15 months who have been completely vaccinated with PCV7 can receive a single dose of PCV13 to induce immunity to the 6 additional serotypes.

Journal Article.  4089 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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