What is PCV13 vaccine used for?

What does PCV13 vaccine prevent?

PCV13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) protects against 13 of the approximately 90 types of pneumococcal bacteria that can cause the most serious types of pneumococcal disease, including pneumonia, meningitis, and bacteremia.

What kind of vaccine is PCV13?

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (called PCV13) protects against 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria. PCV13 is routinely given to children at 2, 4, 6, and 12–15 months of age.

How long is the PCV13 vaccine good for?

It’s given as a shot to children and adults. It helps prevent pneumococcal disease. It also helps prevent the spread of the infection from person to person. The vaccine’s protection lasts at least 3 years.

Is PCV13 a one time vaccine?

When both are indicated, PCV13 should be given before PPSV23 whenever possible. If either vaccine is inadvertently given earlier than the recommended window, do not repeat the dose. One dose of PCV13 is recommended for adults: 19 years or older with certain medical conditions and who have not previously received PCV13.

Who needs PCV13 vaccine?

CDC recommends PCV13 for all children younger than 2 years old and people 2 years or older with certain medical conditions. Adults 65 years or older also can discuss and decide, with their clinician, to get PCV13.

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What happens if you get pneumonia vaccine twice?

Getting it twice is not harmful. It’s a well-tolerated vaccine, with generally far fewer side effects than the Moderna vaccine you just took. I’ve had patients get it twice with no ill effects.

Is Prevnar 13 given every year?

The CDC recommends that babies receive the PCV13 pneumococcal vaccine. This is given in several doses. The first dose is given at 2 months of age. The subsequent doses are given at 4 months, 6 months, and between 12 to 15 months.

Do I need both PCV13 and PPSV23?

ACIP recommends that both PCV13 and PPSV23 be given in series to adults aged ≥65 years. A dose of PCV13 should be given first followed by a dose of PPSV23 at least 1 year later to immunocompetent adults aged ≥65 years. The two vaccines should not be co-administered.

Do you give Prevnar 13 or 23 first?

Yes. People with HIV infection are at high risk of pneumococcal disease. They should receive both PCV13 and PPSV23 vaccines as soon as possible after diagnosis. They should first be given PCV13, followed by PPSV23 at least 8 weeks later.

How many doses of Prevnar 13 are needed?

Prevnar 13 is to be administered as a four-dose series at 2, 4, 6, and 12-15 months of age. a Dose 1 may be given as early as 6 weeks of age. b The recommended dosing interval is 4 to 8 weeks. c The fourth dose should be administered at approximately 12-15 months of age, and at least 2 months after the third dose.

Which is better PCV13 or PPSV23?

PPSV23 covers a greater number of pneumococcal serotypes but may not induce effective or lasting immunity. PCV13 seems to produce greater potential for immune memory.

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Does Prevnar 13 need a booster?

If the child is less than 1 year old at the time of the first Prevnar 13 shot, he or she will need 2 booster doses. If the child is 12 to 23 months old at the time of the first shot, he or she will need 1 booster dose.