Infections@BDI Seminar - How useful are vaccines to prevent drug resistant infections?
Katherine Atkins, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Monday, 30 September 2019, 12pm to 1pm
Seminar room 0, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF
Vaccines have been suggested as a novel and effective tool to prevent drug resistant infections. In principle, bacterial vaccines can control the number of infections in the first place, while all vaccines may reduce the need for antibiotics. Nevertheless, while studies quantifying the effect on antibiotic use show variable results, studies quantifying the direct effect on resistant disease are sparse. Here I present results on the impact of both pneumococcal vaccines and influenza vaccines on resistant disease.