Serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae Isolates from Children with Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Turkey: Baseline Evaluation of the Introduction of the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Nationwide


CEYHAN M. , Gurler N., YAMAN A., Ozturk C., Oksuz L., Ozkan S., ...More

CLINICAL AND VACCINE IMMUNOLOGY, vol.18, no.6, pp.1028-1030, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1128/cvi.00526-10
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND VACCINE IMMUNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1028-1030

Abstract

Before use of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine PCV7 became widespread in Turkey, 202 invasive pneumococcus isolates were analyzed. The most common serotypes were 19F and 6B. In children <= 2 years of age, the potential coverage rate of PCV7 was 69.5%. The most frequent non-PCV7 serotypes were 19A, 3, 1, 6A, and 8.