A plaintiff who suffered arm and shoulder injuries as a result of what she says was a pneumococcal vaccination gone awry has sued the pharmacy she believes is responsible, but the pharmacy’s counsel countered a number of statutes bar her claims...Read more
Infectious Diseases: Pneumonia (in the Vaccinated).
Prevnar Vaccine Is Causing Superbug Ear Infections A vaccine that has dramatically curbed pneumonia and other serious illnesses in children is having an unfortunate effect: promoting new superbugs that cause ear infections. On Monday, doctors...Read more
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: do not routinely vaccinate adults aged 65 years and older.
Vaccine for Elderly Doesn’t Work A randomised placebo-controlled trial of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was conducted in about 84 500 adults aged 65 years and older, with no particular risk factors. Four years on average after...Read more
An infant with meningitis caused by resistant pneumococcus: infection despite vaccination
Abstract BACKGROUND: Following the introduction of a heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) in the Netherlands in 2006, the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) declined significantly. Since then a shift towards non-vaccine...Read more
PneumococcaL meningitis in french children before and after the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
In France, despite a high rate of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine coverage, the number of cases of pneumococcal meningitis in children did not decline signiﬁcantly between 2001–2002 (n = 264) and 2007–2008 (n = 244). A decline was observed among...Read more
In this journal article, the author talks about the increase in drug-resistant pneumonia in both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations:
Serotype replacement in perspective Abstract An increase in the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) caused by non-vaccine serotypes (NVTs) (serotype replacement) has been observed since the introduction of the seven-valent...Read more
Serotype replacement in disease after pneumococcal vaccination
Vaccination with heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) has significantly reduced the burden of pneumococcal disease and has had an important public health benefit. Because this vaccine targets only seven of the more than 92...Read more
Studies of Nasopharyngeal Carriage
Before any interventions were undertaken, the outbreak strain was isolated from nasopharyngeal specimens from 17 of the 74 residents tested (23 percent), including 3 in whom pneumonia subsequently developed, and 2 of the 69 employees tested (3...Read more
An Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Bacteremia among Unvaccinated Nursing Home Residents
Pneumococcal disease accounts for more deaths than any other vaccine-preventable bacterial disease.1 Among the elderly, the case fatality rates for bacteremia approach 40 percent.2,3 Most cases are sporadic, and during the antibiotic era...Read more
NEW Strains of Pneumonia Occuring After Introduction of 13 Valent Vaccine
New pneumococcal serotypes colonize nasopharynx since PCV13 introduction. New serotypes of pneumococcus have begun to colonize the nasopharynx of children since the introduction of the PCV13 vaccine in 2010, according to recent research data...Read more
Drug Company Has Temper Tantrum and Refuses to Sell Vaccines to China after They Turn Down Prevenar
Drug Company Has Temper Tantrum and Refuses to Sell Vaccines to China after They Turn Down PrevenarRead more
Febrile Seizures Associated with TIV & PCV13
The 2011-2012 inactivated influenza vaccine VIS states that, “young children who get inactivated flu vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine (PCV13) at the same time appear to be at increased risk for seizures caused by fever.” ACIP chose to include...Read more