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Pneumovax 23 Dosage

Generic name: STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 1 CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 2 CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 3 CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 4 CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 5 CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 6B CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 7F CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 8 CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 9N CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 9V CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 10A CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 11A CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 12F CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 14 CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 15B CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 17F CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 18C CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 19F CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 19A CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 20 CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 22F CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 23F CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL, STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE TYPE 33F CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN 25ug in 0.5mL
Dosage form: injection, solution

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 25, 2020.

For intramuscular or subcutaneous injection only.

Preparation

  • Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration. If either of these two conditions exists, the vaccine should not be administered.
  • Do not mix PNEUMOVAX 23 with other vaccines in the same syringe or vial.
  • Use a separate sterile syringe and needle for each individual patient to prevent transmission of infectious agents from one person to another.
    Single-Dose Vial
    Withdraw 0.5 mL from the vial using a sterile needle and syringe free of preservatives, antiseptics, and detergents.
    Single-Dose, Prefilled Syringe
    The package does not contain a needle. Attach a sterile needle to the prefilled syringe by twisting in a clockwise direction until the needle fits securely on the syringe.

Administration

Administer PNEUMOVAX 23 intramuscularly or subcutaneously into the deltoid muscle or lateral mid-thigh. Do not inject intravascularly or intradermally.

Single-Dose Vial

Administer a single 0.5-mL dose of PNEUMOVAX 23 using a sterile needle and syringe. Discard vial after use.

Single-Dose, Prefilled Syringe

Administer the entire contents of the single-dose, prefilled syringe per standard protocol using a sterile needle. Discard syringe after use.

Revaccination

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has recommendations for revaccination against pneumococcal disease for persons at high risk who were previously vaccinated with PNEUMOVAX 23. Routine revaccination of immunocompetent persons previously vaccinated with a 23-valent vaccine, is not recommended.

Further information

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