The impact of a pneumococcal conjugate vaccination program on the nasopharyngeal carriage, serotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae among healthy children in Turkey


Soysal A., Karabag-Yilmaz E., Kepenekli E., Karaaslan A., Cagan E., Atici S., et al.

VACCINE, cilt.34, ss.3894-3900, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Background: The 7-valent conjugate pneumococcal vaccine (PCV7) was introduced by the Turkey National Immunization Program in 2008 and replaced by the PCV13 in 2011. We assessed the impact of PCV vaccination on the nasopharyngeal (NP) carriage, serotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) among healthy Turkish children.