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Potential Benefits and Risks
Prior to administration of this vaccine, the healthcare professional should inform the individual, parent, guardian, or other responsible adult of the potential benefits and risks to the patient [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and ADVERSE REACTIONS]. Parents, guardians, or other responsible adults should be informed of the importance of completing the immunization series for their child(ren) unless contraindicated.
Vaccine Information Statements are available free of charge at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website www.cdc.gov/vaccines.
Instruct the individuals, parents, guardians, or other responsible adults to report any suspected adverse reactions to their healthcare professional.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/14/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Prevnar 13 Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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