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Comment & Response
July 2019

Vaccination for the Prevention of Group B Streptococcus Infection in Nonpregnant Adults—Reply

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  • 1Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston
JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):999. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1587

In Reply Dauby’s comments highlight the active progress in group B Streptococcus (GBS) vaccine development. The study he cites by Buurman and colleagues,1 published the day after publication of the study by Francois Watkins and collagues2 and my accompanying Invited Commentary,3 describes Pfizer’s development and preclinical studies of a novel hexavalent capsular polysaccharide (CPS) conjugate vaccine (GBS6) for the prevention of neonatal GBS infections by maternal immunization.

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