Fall in otitis media cases in wake of new pneumococcal vax

Grommet insertion also dropped following the introduction of 13-valent vaccine, says US study
Reuters Health

Otitis media episodes and the insertion of pressure equalisation tubes, or grommets, have dropped since the introduction of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13), researchers report.

Introduction of the seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) into the US infant vaccination schedule in 2000 was associated with reductions in all-cause of otitis media and grommet insertion procedures.