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Pneumococcal 23-Polyvalent Vaccine Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

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.

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