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Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Dosage

General Information on Your Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Dosage

Some considerations to keep in mind with the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine include the following:
 
  • This vaccine is typically given as a single dose. In some high-risk individuals, a second dosage of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine may be recommended five years after the first.
     
  • This vaccine is injected either into a muscle (intramuscularly) or just under the skin (subcutaneously), usually in the upper arm.
     
  • People can be vaccinated if they have a minor illness, such as the common cold. However, the vaccine should be postponed if the individual is moderately or severely ill.
     
  • The vaccine can be given at the same time as a seasonal influenza vaccine, although the two vaccines should be given in separate arms.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Information

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