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Pneumococcal 13-Valent Vaccine Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 6, 2020.

Usual Adult Dose for Pneumococcal Disease Prophylaxis

0.5 mL, IM, once

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pneumococcal Disease Prophylaxis

6 weeks to 5 years:
4 doses: 0.5 mL, IM, at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, and 12 to 15 months


Unvaccinated Children 7 months through 5 years:

-Aged 7 to 11 months at first dose: a total of three 0.5 mL doses, IM
--Give the first 2 doses at least 4 weeks apart.
--Give the third dose after the one year birthday, at least 2 months after the second dose.

-Aged 12 to 23 months at first dose: a total of two 0.5 mL doses, IM
--Give the doses at least 2 months apart.

-Aged 24 months to 5 years at first dose: one 0.5 mL dose, IM


6 to 17 years:
0.5 mL, IM, once, at least 8 weeks after any previous pneumococcal vaccine

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 6 weeks.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-For intramuscular administration only.
-Infants: preferred site is the anterolateral aspect of the thigh.
-Toddlers/children/adults: preferred site is the deltoid muscle of the upper arm.
-Do not administer in the gluteal area or near major nerve trunks or blood vessels.

Storage requirements:
-Refrigerate; do not freeze

IV compatibility:
-Do not mix with other vaccines/products in the same syringe.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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