Pediatric Pneumococcal Serotypes in 4 European Countries
, Esther Kissling, Asuncion Fenoll, Robert C. George, Agnes Lepoutre, Tinne Lernout, David Tarragó, Emmanuelle Varon, and Jan Verhaegen
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium (G. Hanquet, E. Kissling, T. Lernout); Belgian Knowledge Centre, Brussels (G. Hanquet); Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain (A. Fenoll, D. Tarragó,); Health Protection Agency, London, UK (R. George); Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint Maurice, France (A. Lepoutre); Hôpital Européen G. Pompidou, Paris, France (E. Varon); Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Pneumococcus Reference Laboratory, Leuven, Belgium (J. Verhaegen)
Figure 4. Incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease in children caused by serotype 7F for children <5 years of age (black lines) and 5–14 years of age (red lines), in A) Spain, B) Belgium, C) England and Wales, and D) France, 1996–2006. Estimated vaccine coverage is the annual number of PCV7 schedules per 100 children <2 years of age, assuming an average of 3 doses administered to each child. Vaccine coverage is not visible for England and Wales because it remains <1%.
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