Protein conjugate pneumococcal vaccines

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 27 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1002

In this editorial by Vana Spoulou and colleagues (30 March, pp 750-1), our zeal to avoid too much repetition of “protein conjugate pneumococcal vaccine” unfortunately may have led to some confusion. The first sentence of the second paragraph should have read: “The need for a strict, objective assessment of the vaccine is further enhanced by serious concerns raised recently when pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine [not “this vaccine”] was unexpectedly found to increase the rates of pneumonia in HIV infected individuals.2


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