Table 1

Variation in the expected number of vaccine injections during the first year of life, by provider group and PCV policy period

Number of vaccine injections expected during the first year of life


Group

Pre-PCV birth cohort

Post-PCV birth cohort


Group A†

7* or 10

10* or 13

Group B‡

10

13

Group C§

10

10* or 13

Group D||

7* or 10

10* or 13


A child born during the pre-PCV period is expected to receive 3 DTP vaccinations, 2 polio vaccinations, 3 Hib vaccinations, and 2 hepatitis B vaccinations during the first year of life. Introduction of PCV added three new vaccine injections.

* Replacement of the separate hepatitis B and Hib vaccines during the first year of life with 2 doses of hepatitis B-Hib combination vaccine reduces the number of vaccine injections expected during the first year of life to 7 shots in the pre-PCV period and 10 in the post-PCV period.

† Hepatitis B-Hib combination vaccine available throughout the study period.

‡ Hepatitis B-Hib combination vaccine never available during the study period.

§ Hepatitis B-Hib combination vaccine available starting in 2000 following PCV introduction, based on descriptive analyses.

|| Hepatitis B-Hib combination vaccine available starting in mid-1999 prior to PCV introduction, based on descriptive analyses.

Lin et al. BMC Pediatrics 2005 5:43   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-5-43

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