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., KEPENEKLİ KADAYİFCİ E. , Karaaslan A., Cagan E., Atici S., ...More

Vaccine, vol.34, no.33, pp.3894-900, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 33
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.05.043
  • Title of Journal : Vaccine
  • Page Numbers: pp.3894-900
  • Keywords: S. pneumoniae, Nasopharyngeal carriage, Post-vaccination, Healthy children, Turkey, TURKISH CHILDREN, YOUNG-CHILDREN, ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANCE, HONG-KONG, PCR, COLONIZATION, EMERGENCE, VACCINES

Abstract

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.