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Expert Rev Vaccines. 2004 Aug;3(4):371-4.

Vaccines for other neonatal infections: are group B streptococcal infections vaccine-preventable?

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  • 1Center for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, and National Center for Immunization Research and Surveillance, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. ggilbert@mail.usyd.edu.au

Abstract

Preliminary studies suggest that a pentavalent group B streptococcus conjugate vaccine, given in a single dose at 32-34 weeks gestation, would prevent approximately 90% of early and late onset neonatal and most postpartum maternal group B streptococcus infections.

PMID:
15270637
DOI:
10.1586/14760584.3.4.371
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