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Pneumococcal 13-Valent Vaccine, Diphtheria Conjugate (By injection)

Prevents infections, such as pneumonia and meningitis.

What works?

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Pneumococcal 13-valent diphtheria conjugate vaccine is an active immunizing agent used to prevent infection by pneumococcal bacteria. It works by causing your body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against the disease. Pneumococcal infection can cause serious problems, such as pneumonia, which affects the lungs; meningitis, which affects the brain; and bacteremia, which is a severe… Read more
Brand names include
Prevnar, Prevnar 13
Other forms
Intramuscular route, Subcutaneous route
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What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

Conjugate Pneumococcal Vaccine (13-Valent) for Immunocompromised Populations: A Review of the Clinical Evidence [Internet]

This report will review the available evidence on the clinical effectiveness of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in adults with HIV infections, sickle cell disease, those who have undergone either hematopoietic stem cell or solid organ transplant, those receiving immunosuppressive treatment, and those who are 65 years of age and older.

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