Antibody responses in Sweden to individual Bordetella pertussis fimbriae serotype 2 or 3 following immunization with whole cell or two- or five-component acellular pertussis vaccines and following pertussis disease and in children in 1997 and 2007.

Bordetella pertussis fimbriae (Fim2 and Fim3) are components of a five component acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP5) and antibody responses to fimbriae have been associated with protection. We have analysed the …