- De St Maurice A, Schaffner W, Griffin MR, Halasa N, Grijalva CG. Persistent gender disparities in invasive pneumococcal diseases in the conjugate vaccine era. The Journal of infectious diseases. 2016 May 30. PMID: 27247342 [PubMed].
Few studies have characterized the role of gender on the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). We examined gender differences in rates of IPD, and trends after the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV7 and PCV13).