Objective. Objectives. To reveal serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniaе isolated from patients with pneumococcal infections and from healthy carriers in Belarus and Ukraine.
Materials and Methods. There were 314 strains of S. pneumoniae in this investigation, from patients and asymptomatic carriers at the age from 0 to 90 years. After re-identification and susceptibility testing to penicillin, serogroup and serotype was identified for each strain. Using this data the coverage of 7-, 10- and 13-vallent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines was determined.