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Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine

Dosing Information for the Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine

There is only one recommended dose for this vaccine, regardless of your age or weight (see Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Dosage for more information).

Drug Interactions

The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine can potentially interact with a few medications (see Drug Interactions With the Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine).

Storing the Vaccine

Vials of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (both opened and unopened) should be stored in the refrigerator.

Can I Buy a Generic Version of the Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccines?

This vaccine is not available in generic form (see Generic Pneumovax).

Who Makes It?

The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is made by Merck & Co., Inc.

What Forms Are Available?

The vaccine is available in single-dose vials as well as multidose vials (with five doses per vial).
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Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Information

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