Surveillance for invasive pneumococcal
disease (IPD) began in 1995 as part of the EIP/Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs) programs in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Oregon, and Tennessee.
Because HIV-positive people have a weakened immune system, they run a high risk of infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae ("strep"), which causes pneumococcal
pneumonia and invasive pneumococcal
Accumulated evidence suggests that the 13-valent PCV (PCV13) has reduced much of the residual burden of pneumococcal
diseases still present in children after the introduction of PCV7.
The new adult vaccination recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which were published in the February issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, encourage adults ages 65 and older to receive a dose of pneumococcal
conjugate vaccine, or PCV13, first, followed by a dose of pneumococcal
polysaccharide vaccine, or PPSV23, six to 12 months later.
Stakeholders stated, its launch is to bring to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4, that aims on cutting down in child morbidity and mortality associated with pneumococcal
The ACIP recommendation calls for pneumococcal
vaccine-naive adults aged 65 and older to receive one dose of 13-valent pneumococcal
conjugate vaccine (PCV13), followed by a dose of 23-valent pneumococcal
polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) 6-12 months later (MMWR 2014:63;822-5).
Covered in this Report This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Pneumococcal
Vaccines market for the period 2014-2018.
And today the advice was reiterated by health officials who stress pneumococcal
meningitis is not infectious and there is no reason to keep children off school.
He said a supportive vaccine namely 'Pentavalent' will be injected in right thigh along with the Pneumococcal
will be injected in left thigh.
While the new pneumococcal
vaccines cannot prevent every case of pneumonia, they do prevent a significant proportion of cases and therefore have the potential to save tens of thousands of lives from preventable sickness and death.
He probably caught one of the other germs that causes pneumonia or was one of the unlucky few who catch pneumococcal
pneumonia, despite having had the jab.
vaccine, the first vaccine derived from a capsular polysaccharide, is an important landmark in medical history.