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Pneumococcal 23


Vaccine Details

Pneumonia 23 is a pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine or (PPSV23). It is recommended for children as early as 2 years of age or older. Re-vaccinated every 5 years.

It is NOT very effective in infants under two (2) years old as their immune systems are too immature to generate strong & protective response to this kind of vaccine. Older children and adults do respond to Pneumonia 23. The advantage of Pneumonia 23 is that t protects against 23 types of pneumococcal bacteria.

Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends pneumococcal 23 vaccination for: 1) People 2 through 64 years old with certain medical conditions  2) Adults 65 years or older  3) Adults 19 years old through 64 years old who smokes cigarettes  

Age: Can be given as early as 2 years old up to 64 years of age.

Dose: 1 dose every 5 year