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PNEUMOCOCCAL PEDIATRIC VACCINE - INJECTION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Prevnar
USES: This vaccine helps protect young children (e.g., infants and toddlers) against serious infections (e.g., meningitis, pneumonia, chronic ear infections) due to certain bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae).
Different brands of pneumococcal vaccine have different recommendations for use based on the age of the child.
Another form of this vaccine should be used if the child is older than 2 years and has certain medical conditions (heart disease, lung disease, liver disease, diabetes, spleen problems, sickle cell anemia, HIV infection). Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
HOW TO USE: Read the Vaccine Information Statement available from your health care provider before receiving the vaccine. If you have any questions, consult your health care provider.
This vaccine is injected into a muscle by a health care professional. It is usually injected into the thigh in infants or into either the upper arm or the thigh in toddlers.
The child may receive up to 4 injections. The number of injections that are given depends on the age of the child.
If the child is receiving this vaccination before spleen surgery or before receiving cancer chemotherapy or other drugs that decrease the immune system function, it should be given at least 2 weeks before these procedures to be effective. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
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