Childhood deaths attributable to invasive pneumococcal disease in England and Wales, 2006-2014
Clinical Infectious Diseases
July 12, 2017
Oligbu G, et al.
The study is performed to describe children who died of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) since pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) introduction in England and Wales. As per findings, most fatal IPD cases are currently not vaccine–preventable. There is necessity for additional strategies to reduce childhood pneumococcal deaths in countries with established pneumococcal vaccination programs.
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