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Transversal sero-epidemiological study of Bordetella pertussis in Tehran, Iran

Abstract : Pertussis remains endemic despite high vaccine coverage in infants and toddlers. Pertussis vaccines confer protection but immunity wanes overtime and boosters are needed in a lifetime. Iran, eligible for the Expanded Program on Immunization that includes the primary immunization, implemented two additional booster doses using a whole-cell vaccine (wPV) at 18 months-old and about 6 years-old. Duration of protection induced by the wPVs currently in use and their impact as pre-school booster are not well documented. This study aimed at assessing vaccination compliance and at estimating the duration of protection conferred by vaccination with wPV in children aged < 15 years in Tehran, Iran.
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Gaelle Noel, Farzad Badmasti, Vajihe Nikbin, Seyed Zahraei, Yoann Madec, et al.. Transversal sero-epidemiological study of Bordetella pertussis in Tehran, Iran. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2020, 15 (9), pp.e0238398. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0238398⟩. ⟨pasteur-02929774⟩

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