Do I need PCV vaccine?

Is PCV included in pentavalent vaccine?

The Health Ministry has approved the introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) under Universal Immunisation Programme.

National Immunization Schedule.

Vaccine Schedule
Pentavalent (DPT + Hep B + Hib), OPV 6 weeks, 10 weeks and 14 weeks
Measles and Vitamin A 9-12 months

Do I need both pneumonia vaccines?

People who need a pneumonia vaccine should get both shots: first, the PCV13 shot and then the PPSV23 shot a year or more later. For most people, one of each shot should be enough to protect them for their entire lives.

What if PCV vaccine is missed?

Children who miss the first dose at 2 months should still get the vaccine. Ask your doctor for more information.

What is the cost of PCV vaccine in India?

1600/dose for 10-valent vaccine and Rs. 3200/dose for the 13-valent vaccine.

At what age is PCV vaccine given?

Vaccination with single dose of PCV vaccine may be considered in children aged 2–5 y. Pneumococcal vaccination in not recommended in children aged 5 and above.

At what age is BCG vaccine given?

It is recommended that new borns receive the BCG vaccine as soon as they are discharged from the hospital. If for some reason, they miss the BCG vaccination, they can be given the BCG injection anytime up to 5 years of age. It is essential to follow this BCG vaccine schedule to prevent tuberculosis.

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How many years is a pneumonia shot good for?

The pneumonia shot is especially recommended if you fall into one of these age groups: Younger than 2 years old: four shots (at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, and then a booster between 12 and 15 months) 65 years old or older: two shots, which will last you the rest of your life.

Are there 2 different pneumonia shots?

There are two vaccines used in the United States to help prevent pneumococcal disease: PCV13 and PPSV23.

Why does pneumonia vaccine hurt so much?

Causes of pneumonia vaccine side effects

The pain you are experiencing is usually soreness of the muscle where the injection was given. Injection site pain and most other common side effects are actually a good sign; it indicates that your body is starting to build immunity against pneumococcal diseases.