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Prevention of Pneumococcal Disease Through Vaccination

This article, published in Vaccine, reviews background information on the diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia and pneumococcal disease in children, as well as the history and benefits of vaccination against pneumococcal disease. The authors conclude that success in reducing the pneumococcal disease burden will require political will to make pneumonia prevention a priority, strengthening of health systems to assure that vaccines reach all children, and continued research to stay ahead of the bacteria and viruses that are already vaccine preventable and to develop new technologies for preventing those without vaccines. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Gentile A, Bazán V

Published: 2011

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Citation: Gentile A, Bazán V. Prevention of Pneumococcal Disease Through Vaccination. Vaccine. 2011;29(Supplement 3):C15-25.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Pneumococcus

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global