Evaluation Of Simplified Childhood Vaccination Schedules Incorporating Pneumococcal Vaccines

Grant number: 566792 | Funding period: 2009 - 2009

Completed

Abstract

This project aims to come up with a vaccination schedule to make pneumococcal vaccines more effective and affordable for Fiji and other developing countries. We will evaluate schedules involving a 2 dose primary series in early infancy with a booster at 9 months of age. We will compare the immune responses to 3 different primary series and 2 booster options. The results of this project will be used to provide advice, at global and country levels, regarding introduction of pneumococcal vaccines.