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Cine y Pediatría 8
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Vol. 8 - Num. 29

Brief Reports

Meningococcal C disease in Spain. Is it necessary to change the vaccination schedule?

Luis M Fernández Cuestaa

aPediatra. Centro de Salud de Grado. Grado. Asturias. España.

Correspondence: LM Fernández. E-mail: drlmfcuesta@wanadoo.es

Reference of this article: Fernández Cuesta LM. Meningococcal C disease in Spain. Is it necessary to change the vaccination schedule? Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2006;8:87-100.

Published in Internet: 31-03-2006

Abstract

Concise review regarding the evolution of the polysaccharide-protein conjugate vaccine against serogroup C Neisseria meningitidis since its introduction in the immunization schedule in Spain, its administration guidelines and the follow up of its clinical effectiveness. The author considers the possibility of reducing the number of vaccine doses for infants, the advisability of a booster shot in the second year of life, due to its reduced effectiveness in those vaccinated as infants, possible interventions in the adolescent population and some immunization schedules for the future.

Keywords

Conjugate vaccine Effectiveness Serogroup C meningococcus Vaccine schedules

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