The current WHO position on the use of pneumococcal vaccine is set out in the 2019 WHO position paper: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in infants and children under 5 years of age.1 Those recommendations are unchanged. This addendum to the 2019 position paper pertains specifically to use of pneumococcal vaccine to prevent or respond to community outbreaks. Recommendations on the use of pneumococcal vaccine in community outbreak settings were discussed by SAGE in October 2020.
- Position paper
- Pneumococcal disease