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Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Dosage

Delayed Vaccination Schedule

Children vaccinated as infants will be protected when they are at the highest risk for serious illness from pneumococcal disease. However, some parents prefer to delay vaccinations.
 
The officially recommended delayed vaccination schedule for this product depends on the age of the child at their first vaccination. For infants 7 to 11 months old at first vaccination, three dosages are given, at least four weeks apart. The third dosage should be given after the first birthday and at least two months after the second dose.
 
For children 12 to 23 months old at first vaccination, two dosages are given at least two months apart.
 
For children and teens age 24 months up through 18 years of age who have never received any PRevnar 13 doses, a single dosage is given.
 

General Dosing Information

Some considerations for people getting the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine include the following:
 
  • The healthcare provider should shake the vial well before injecting the vaccine and should not combine it with any other vaccines in the same syringe. Other vaccines can be given at the same time (just not in the same syringe).
     
  • People can be vaccinated if they have a minor illness, such as the common cold. However, the vaccine should be postponed if the person is moderately or severely ill.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to the dosing of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
 
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Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Information

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