• De St Maurice A, Grijalva CG, Fonnesbeck C, Schaffner W, Halasa NB. Racial and Regional Differences in Rates of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease. Pediatrics. 2015 Nov;136(5). e1186-94. PMID: 26459652 [PubMed]. PMCID: PMC4621799.


Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) remains an important cause of illness in US children. We assessed the impact of introduction of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) on pediatric IPD rates, as well as changes in racial and regional differences in IPD, in Tennessee.