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Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (Polyvalent)
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Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (Polyvalent) Overview

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U.S. Brand Names

Pneumovax® 23

Canadian Brand Names

Pneumo 23™; Pneumovax® 23

Pharmacologic Category

Vaccine, Inactivated (Bacterial)

CDC Information

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) are developed by the staff of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each VIS provides information to properly inform the adult vaccinee or, in the case of a minor, the child's parent or legal representative about the risks and benefits of each vaccine. Before a healthcare provider vaccinates a child or an adult with a dose of DTaP, Td, MMR, varicella, polio, Hib, hepatitis B, or pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, the provider is required by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act to provide a copy of the VIS. VISs are available for other vaccines and may be used to educate patients. Foreign language versions are also available.

Created: 2005-04-07 17:10:35.0

Modified: 2010-03-09 08:29:49.0

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