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Pneumococcal Vaccine

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (serotype (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6B + 7F + 8 + 9N + 9V + 10A + 11A + 12F + 14 + 15B + 17F + 18C + 19A + 19F + 20 + 22F + 23F + 33F)) Pneumovax, Pneumo 23, Prevenar

Pneumococcal Vaccine - Dosage and How to Use

How should Pneumococcal Vaccine be used?

It is given by injection into a muscle.

For individuals in which both PCV13 and PPSV23 are recommended, and who have yet to receive any pneumococcal vaccine, PCV13 should be given first, followed by PPSV23 a year later (or at least after a minimum interval of 8 weeks) for better protection.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Pneumococcal Vaccine - Handling and Storage

How should I handle Pneumococcal Vaccine safely?

How should I store Pneumococcal Vaccine?

How should I dispose of Pneumococcal Vaccine safely?

Pneumococcal Vaccine - Additional Information

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