Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine--a Health Priority (Original Articles)

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine–a Health Priority (Original Articles)

Pneumonia is a major cause of childhood mortality and morbidity. Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most important bacterial pathogen causing pneumonia in children. The HIV epidemic has increased the burden and severity of childhood pneumococcal pneumonia and invasive disease fortyfold. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) is a highly effective intervention to reduce invasive pneumococcal disease and pneumonia. […]