Pneumococcal vaccines

Christin Kilcrease, Pharm.D., Paul A. Pham, Pharm.D.
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VACCINE TYPES

  • Pneumovax (PPSV-23): 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine w/ serotype antigens covering 87% bacteremic cases and most PCN-resistant serotypes.
  • Prevnar 13 (PCV-13): 13-valent conjugate vaccine covers serotypes 1, 3, 5, 4, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F, and 23F.

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VACCINE TYPES

  • Pneumovax (PPSV-23): 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine w/ serotype antigens covering 87% bacteremic cases and most PCN-resistant serotypes.
  • Prevnar 13 (PCV-13): 13-valent conjugate vaccine covers serotypes 1, 3, 5, 4, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F, and 23F.

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Last updated: January 12, 2020