Pneumococcal vaccine for HIV patients

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7001.387b (Published 5 August 1995)
Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:387.3

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  1. Paula McDonald, Senior registrar in public health medicine,
  2. Lorraine Lighton, Pharmaceutical adviser,
  3. Ros Anderson
  1. Consultant in communicable disease control West Pennine Health Authority, Oldham OL1 2PL
  2. Tameside Family Health Services Authority, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 1NG

    Patients with HIV infection should be immunised…

    EDITOR,--We were dismayed by the article of A Jain and colleagues, which was published just as we were about to start a pneumococcal vaccine campaign in Tameside. We do not agree with the conclusions of Jain and colleagues, and we do not see how they arrived at them from the evidence they cite.

    We agree that the Department of Health's policy …

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