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BCG and PNC vaccination

In 2006, Finland moved from universal BCG vaccinations to risk-group vaccinations as the last country in the western world. In 1960-1988, the diagnostics of BCG complications was centralized. We have collected health data and blood samples from former BCG osteitis patients, and measured the markers and genetics of innate immunity in blood samples. The analysis of this material has started. In addition, the exposure of children to tuberculosis, and latent and active tuberculosis in the exposed cases, have been monitored in the hospital district before and after the change from universal to risk-group vaccinations. Universal pneumococcal vaccinations were started in Finland in 2010, and we monitor actively the effects of the vaccination program in the area.

Group leader

Professor Matti Korppi, email: matti.korppi(at)uta.fi

Group members

  • Docent Merja Helminen, email: merja.helminen(at)pshp.fi
  • MD, PhD Risto Vuento, email: risto.vuento(at) pshp.fi
  • MD, PhD Liisa Kröger, email: liisa.kroger(at)kuh.fi
  • MD Laura Pöyhönen, email: laura.poyhone(at)uta.fi
  • MS Henna Karppa, email: henna.karppa(at)uta.fi

Collaborators

  • MD, PhD Jacinta Bustamante, email: jacinta.bustamante(at)necker.fr
  • MD, PhD Qiushui He, email: qiushui.he(at)thl.fi
 
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