Navigation Links
Young Kids to Benefit From Broader Pneumococcal Vaccine
Date:3/11/2010

CDC study found newest vaccine lowered chances of those under 5 getting the disease

THURSDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- The recent approval of a new, more broadly effective pneumococcal vaccine (PCV13) for young children could greatly reduce the prevalence of pneumococcal disease in that age group, a new government report suggests.

On Feb. 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved PCV13 and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends the vaccine for all children aged 2 to 59 months and children with chronic illnesses who are younger than 71 months.

Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major cause of bacteremia, meningitis and pneumonia worldwide, according to the report. Since 2000, vaccination of infants with the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) has significantly reduced rates of invasive pneumococcal disease in the United States. However, there's been an increase in infections caused by pneumococcal strains not covered by PCV7.

PCV13 -- which expands protection to six addidional pneumococcal strains -- will replace PCV7 in the routine infant immunization schedule.

In 2007, pneumococcal strains covered in PCV13 caused 64 percent of all IPD cases in children younger than 5, according to the report, which appears in this week's issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More information

The Immunization Action Coalition has more about pneumococcal disease.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCES: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, news release, March 11, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Study: Kidney disease a big risk for younger, low-income minorities
2. KIWI Magazine Announces the Next Great Young Chef Contest--for Kids Who Love to Cook
3. SEBM Young Investigator Awards for 2010
4. Young Men and Elderly Women at Biggest Risk for Shoulder Dislocations
5. Why symptoms of schizophrenia emerge in young adulthood
6. Strokes Up Among the Young, Down Among the Old
7. Third of Young U.S. Adults Lack Health Insurance
8. More Young Women Driving Drunk
9. Rapid Flu Test Most Accurate for Young Kids
10. Young patients with chronic illnesses find relief in acupuncture
11. Phonak Asks Young FM Users to Tell Their Stories on YouTube
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of ... award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , ... Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who ... with these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, ... Marne, Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) ... will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research ... anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San ... Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from ... adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. ... articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 The Academy of Managed ... recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more ... that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move that ... new medicines. The recommendations address restrictions in ... on the drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... --  Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: PULM ), ... today that it was added to the Russell Microcap ... set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June ... for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer Robert Clarke ... in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical needs, and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Any dentist who has made an ... current process. Many of them do not even offer this ... and high laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE able ... such a high cost that the majority of today,s patients ... Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: