Pnumonia Vaccine

Were you looking for information about The Pneumonia Vaccine? Pnumonia vaccine is a common misspelling of pneumonia vaccine.
There are two different pneumonia vaccines -- Pneumovax® and Prevnar 13® (a "new-and-improved" version of Prevnar for use in children as well as older adults). In 2010, the old Prevnar was completely replaced by the new Prevnar 13 (the old version is no longer being made).
Both Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax are approved to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia as well as other pneumococcal diseases, such as bacterial meningitis. These products are available in brand-name form only. Most people tolerate the vaccines well; if side effects do occur, they tend to be minor and easy to treat.
Prevnar 13 is given in up to four doses, depending on the age when the first dose is given (the older the child, the fewer doses that are given). For older adults, just a single dose is given. Pneumovax is typically given as a single injection. However, in some cases, a second dosage may be recommended five years after the first.
(For more detailed information, click Pneumonia Vaccine. This article provides a complete overview, with information on side effects, manufacturers, safety precautions, and more. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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