Increasing incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease and pneumonia despite improved vaccination uptake: surveillance in Hull and East Yorkshire, UK, 2002-2009

J W T Elston, A Santaniello-Newton, J A Meigh, D Harmer, Victoria Louise Allgar, T Allison, G Richardson, R Meigh, S R Palmer, G Barlow

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SUMMARY: Introduction of pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPV23) and conjugate vaccine (PCV7) programmes were expected to change the epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and pneumonia in the UK. We describe the epidemiology of IPD and hospitalization with pneumonia using high-quality surveillance data over an 8-year period, 2002-2009. Although PPV23 uptake increased from 49% to 70% and PCV7 uptake reached 98% by 2009, the overall incidence of IPD increased from 11·8/100 000 to 16·4/100 000 (P=0·13), and the incidence of hospitalization with pneumonia increased from 143/100 000 to 207/100 000 (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

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