Invasive pneumococcal diseases in birth cohorts vaccinated with PCV-7 and/or PHiD-CV in the province of Quebec, Canada
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada Vaccine
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08/2012; 30(45):6416-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.08.017
The 10-valent protein D pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PHiD-CV) was licensed on the basis of immunogenicity studies and there are no published data on its effectiveness to prevent invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). In the province of Quebec, Canada, PHiD-CV was introduced in the summer of 2009, replacing the 7-valent CRM197 vaccine (PCV-7). Transition to the new vaccine was recommended regardless of the number of PCV7 doses already administered.
IPD rates in children born in 2007-2010 and observed up to the end of 2010 were computed from laboratory surveillance data. The main vaccine used for the infant primary immunization series (mainly 2 doses at 2-4 months) and the toddler (12 months) booster dose was inferred from the Quebec City Immunization Registry data.
IPD rates were significantly lower in the cohorts exposed to PHiD-CV (35/100,000 person-years) as compared with those exposed to PCV-7 (64/100,000person-years; p=0.03). There was no breakthrough vaccine-type IPD case among children who had received ≥2 PHiD-CV doses for the primary series or a single PHiD-CV dose as a booster. There was also a statistically non-significant lower frequency of 19A and other non-vaccine types IPD cases in children exposed to 2+1 PHiD-CV doses as compared with those exposed to PCV-7.
Results are compatible with a high level of protection induced by PHiD-CV against IPD caused by homologous serotypes.
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- "Most of the cases occurred in the immunocompetent hosts with the under lying predisposing that conditions accounted for 20% (Wang et al, 2002). Cohort data revealed that non vaccinated children get invasive pneumococcal disease with parasitic infection more than vaccinated one (De Wals et al, 2012). The major antibiotics group was (Amoxicillin=claulnic acid), which probably reflecting the treatment of the community acquired pneumoind with constituted the major burden of inpatient pneumococcal disease. "
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