November 19, 2021

Vax Facts Friday 11.19.21

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Q: Development of which vaccine slowed after the invention of antibiotics?

A. Influenza vaccine
B. Meningococcal vaccine
C. Pneumococcal vaccine
D. Rotavirus vaccine

 

 

 

 

 

The correct answer is C. Pneumococcal vaccine
Antibiotics to treat pneumococcal infections were discovered in the 1940s and caused interest in vaccine development to decline. However, when Streptococcus pneumoniae started to become antibiotic resistant, the importance of continuing to develop a vaccine for pneumococcal disease became apparent.

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