Congdon M, Hong H, Young RR, Cunningham CK, Enane LA, Arscott-Mills T, Banda FM, Chise M, Motlhatlhedi K, Feemster K, Patel SM, Boiditswe S, Leburu T, Shah SS, Steenhoff AP, Kelly MS. Effect of Haemophilus influenzae Type b and 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines on Childhood Pneumonia Hospitalizations and Deaths in Botswana. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2021 Jul 15;73(73). e410-e416. PMID: 32634831 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC8282259
Globally, pneumonia is the leading cause of death among children. Few data exist regarding the effect of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-13) on the burden of childhood pneumonia in African settings.