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Parent and caregiver perceptions about the safety and effectiveness of foreign and domestic vaccines in Shanghai, China

immunization clinic staff who coordinated site visits and interviews. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Zhuoying Huang, Abram L. Wagner, Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher. Formal analysis: Abram L. Wagner ... . Funding acquisition: Abram L. Wagner. Investigation: Zhuoying Huang. Methodology: Lisa A. Prosser, Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher. Project administration: Zhuoying Huang, Xiaodong Sun, Jia Ren. Resources

Trends in childhood pneumococcal vaccine coverage in Shanghai, China, 2005–2011: a retrospective cohort study

Background In China, the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) and the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) are not offered under the government’s Expanded Program on Immunization and are instead administered for a fee. PCV7 is more effective and covers more serotypes associated with invasive disease in children, but is also more expensive, than PPSV23. Because of their...

Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b carriage in Chinese children aged 12–18 months in Shanghai, China: a cross-sectional study

Background The bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) are leading causes of childhood pneumonia and meningitis and are major contributors to worldwide mortality in children younger than 5 years of age. Asymptomatic nasopharyngeal carriage of pneumococcus and Hib was determined for healthy children in Shanghai in 2009. Methods...

Disease Burden Due to Herpes Zoster among Population Aged ≥50 Years Old in China: A Community Based Retrospective Survey

Objective To understand the disease burden due to Herpes Zoster (HZ) among people aged ≥50 years old in China and provide baseline data for future similar studies, and provide evidence for development of herpes zoster vaccination strategy. Methods Retrospective cohort study was conducted in 4 townships and one community. A questionnaire was used to collect information on...

The Impact of Residency and Urbanicity on Haemophilus influenzae Type b and Pneumococcal Immunization in Shanghai Children: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Background Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) are relatively expensive, newly introduced vaccines in China. This study evaluates the impact of residency and urbanicity on Hib vaccine and PCV coverage for children aged 2 to 7 years living in Shanghai, China, in August 2012. Methods In this exploratory cohort study, a sample of...