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Prevention of Systemic Infections, Especially Meningitis, Caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b

This study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, examines the impact of the Hib vaccine on public health and implications for other polysaccharide-based vaccines. The principles derived from the use of the Hib conjugate vaccines, along with studies of other capsulated pathogens, should allow the rapid inclusion of new polysaccharide-based conjugates into routine vaccination schedules of infants, and should help to realize further reductions in serious systemic infectious diseases.

Author: Robbins JB, Schneerson R, Anderson P, Smith DH

Published: 1996

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Citation: Robbins JB, Schneerson R, Anderson P, Smith DH. Prevention of Systemic Infections, Especially Meningitis, Caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1996;276(14):1181-1185.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global