Non-specific effects of MMR vaccines on infectious disease related hospitalizations during the second year of life in high-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Andrea Sinzinger, Rüdiger Von Kries, Anette Siedler, Ole Wichmann & Thomas Harder
Children who had received MMR as the most recent vaccine had a pooled 35% (95%CI: 12–53%) lower risk for hospitalization due to any infectious disease, compared to children who had received DTaP as the most recent vaccine (three studies, 1,919,192 children). The effect was stronger for respiratory tract infections than for gastrointestinal infections. Two studies investigated MMR alone, compared to concurrent administration of MMR and DTaP vaccines. Here, the pooled estimate for reduction in risk...
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