oa Professional Nursing Today - PREVENAR, first pneumococcal vaccine for infants launched in South Africa : advertorial



Extracted from text ... Professional Nursing Today November / December 2005 Vol. 9 No. 6 Wyeth South Africa (Pty) Limited is pleased to announce the launch of the first and only conjugate vaccine to help protect infants and toddlers against invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). PREVENAR(r) (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, 7-valent) may be used in infants as young as six weeks of age, to immunise against serious pneu-mococcal diseases such as meningitis, pneumonia and otitis media (middle ear infections). While pneumococcal vaccines have been available for some time for adults and older children, this is the first such vaccine for infants. PREVENAR has demonstrated efficacy ..


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