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Effect of a conjugate pneumococcal vaccine on the occurrence of respiratory infections and antibiotic use in day-care center attendees

Authored by: Dagan, R., Sikuler-Cohen, M., Zamir, O., et al

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Key Idea

Reductions in the number of days that patients received antibiotic therapy have been documented among day-care attendees in Israel who received the 9-valent conjugate vaccine. Children who received vaccine had 10% fewer days of antibiotic usage for upper respiratory tract infections, 47% fewer days of antibiotic usage for lower respiratory tract infections and 20% fewer days of antibiotic usage for otitis media (ear infections) as compared to children who did not receive PCV.

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Dagan, R., Sikuler-Cohen, M., Zamir, O., et al 2001. Effect of a conjugate pneumococcal vaccine on the occurrence of respiratory infections and antibiotic use in day-care center attendees. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 20(10):951-8.