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Pneumococcal 23-Polyvalent Vaccine Dosage

Medically reviewed on October 17, 2017.

Usual Adult Dose for Pneumococcal Disease Prophylaxis

0.5 mL, IM or subcutaneously, once

Comments:
-For use in patients 50 years or older, or in younger patients at increased risk of pneumococcal disease

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pneumococcal Disease Prophylaxis

2 years and older at increased risk of pneumococcal disease:
0.5 mL, IM or subcutaneously, once

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dose Adjustments

-Revaccination is recommended only for persons at high risk; consult Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for recommendations.
-Revaccination is not recommended for immunocompetent patients.

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 2 years.

To report suspected adverse reactions, contact the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) at: https://vaers.hhs.gov

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-For IM or subcutaneous administration only.
-Administer in the deltoid or lateral mid-thigh.
-Do not inject intravenously or intradermally.

Storage requirements:
-Refrigerate

IV compatibility:
-Do not mix with other vaccines in the same syringe or vial.

Further information

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

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