We compared responses to pneumococcal conjugate and polysaccharide vaccines in 48 otitis-free and 64 otitis-prone children. Pre- and postimmunization concentrations of antibodies to pneumococcal serotypes 6B, 14, 19F, and 23F were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Postimmunization mean concentrations of antibodies to all four serotypes were significantly higher for children receiving conjugate vaccine than for those receiving polysaccharide vaccine; the difference in responses was primarily due to a better response to conjugate vaccine in the otitis-prone group. Significantly higher postimmunization concentrations of antibodies to all four serotypes and to one of the four serotypes were found in otitis-prone children and otitis-free children who received conjugate vaccine, respectively. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine has the potential to reduce the incidence of disease due to vaccine serotypes, even among children with recurrent otitis media.