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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318185608e
Brief Reports

PERTUSSIS VACCINE EFFECTIVENESS AFTER MASS IMMUNIZATION OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN AUSTRALIA

Rank, Claudia MIPH*; Quinn, Helen E. PhD†; McIntyre, Peter B. MB, PhD†

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Abstract

Vaccine effectiveness in the first large-scale use of adolescent pertussis vaccine in Australia was evaluated by the screening method. Vaccine effectiveness was 78.0% (95% CI: 60.7–87.6%) for all study cases (n = 167), increasing to 85.4% (95% CI: 83.0–87.5%) for laboratory-confirmed cases (n = 155). Effectiveness should be comparable in settings with similar programs, such as the United States and Canada.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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