Optimum Dosing of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine For Infants: A Landscape Analysis of Evidence Supporting Different Schedules

This supplement of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal features nine articles on the considerations for pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) dosing schedules. This systematic literature review and corresponding analyses support the dosing schedule recommendation made by the World Health Organization for PCV to be provided in a three-dose schedule, and emphasizes the significance of evaluating epidemiologic and practical considerations for each setting seeking to make a decision on PCV dosing. It also includes articles related to PCV dosing schedule impact on disease outcomes, immunogenicity, nasopharyngeal colonization, and indirect effects as well as policy considerations.

Author(s): O’Brien KL, Goldblatt D, Whitney CG, eds.

Published: 2014

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    Citation: O’Brien KL, Goldblatt D, Whitney CG, eds. Optimum Dosing of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine For Infants: A Landscape Analysis of Evidence Supporting Different Schedules. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2014;33(Suppl. 2).