Hemophilus Influenzae Type B Vaccine

G. Haroche, T. Lang, D. Rea, Ch Lafaix, Dan M. Granoff, Michael T. Osterholm, Trudy V. Murphy

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Abstract

To the Editor: We were very interested in the article by Peltola and colleagues reporting the effectiveness of immunization with a capsular polysaccharide Hemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine in preventing H. influenzae bacteremic infections in Finland (June 14 issue).1 As suggested by the authors, their recommendation that the Hib vaccine be given to all children at the age of 18 months may not necessarily be applicable in developing countries. We are conducting a study of the Hib vaccine, particularly its adjuvant effect, in children under 18 months of age in the Republic of Upper Volta (West Africa). In a.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-54
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume312
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 3 1985

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