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Pneumococcal vaccine and the new child vaccination schedule

VOL: 102, ISSUE: 39, PAGE NO: 44Helen Bedford, PhD, RHV, is senior lecturer in children's health, Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, LondonLaura Lane, BA, RN (Child), is immunisation nurse specialist, Immunisation Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, LondonPneumococcal disease is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. Based on their different polysaccharide (...

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