Impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in The Gambia, unfinished business

Date: Thursday 15 June 2017
Time: 12:45 pm2:00 pm
Venue: Rose Room -LG6, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Seminar
Speaker(s): Dr Grant Mackenzie, Clinical Epidemiologist, MRC Unit The Gambia


Pneumococcus has been the most common cause of childhood pneumonia and invasive bacterial disease. The introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) in The Gambia has substantially reduced invasive pneumococcal disease and severe pneumonia. The epidemiology of respiratory and bacterial disease in the PCV era highlights new and established priorities for action in child health.

Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis

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