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Pneumococcal 13-Valent Vaccine Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Pneumococcal Disease Prophylaxis

50 years and older:
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.

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