Do I need Prevnar 13 if I had PNEUMOVAX 23?

Do I need Prevnar 13 if I had PNEUMOVAX 23?

Special circumstances. In some cases, the CDC recommends that adults get Prevnar 13 in addition to Pneumovax 23. If a person has any of the following conditions, they are considered at high risk for a serious pneumococcal infection, and need both vaccines: A cerebrospinal fluid leak.

Can Pneumovax be given with other vaccines?

Do not mix PNEUMOVAX 23 with other vaccines in the same syringe or vial. Use a separate sterile syringe and needle for each individual patient to prevent transmission of infectious agents from one person to another.

Can you get cellulitis from a pneumonia vaccine?

Local reactions at the injection site can occur that include swelling, warmth and redness. Rarely, a reaction resembling cellulitis can occur shortly after vaccination. The vaccine is a sterile polysaccharide that is non-infectious.

Who should not take PNEUMOVAX 23?

You should not get this vaccine if you: are allergic to any of its ingredients. had an allergic reaction to PNEUMOVAX 23 in the past. are less than 2 years old.

How often should Pneumovax 23 be given?

How often is PNEUMOVAX 23 given? Most often, just one shot is given. If you are in a high-risk group for pneumococcal infection, then your health care provider will decide if it would be helpful to give a second shot of PNEUMOVAX 23 at a later time.

When should Pneumovax 23 be administered?

You can administer the first dose as early as 6 weeks of age. CDC recommends a fourth (booster) dose at 12 through 15 months of age. For children vaccinated when they are younger than 12 months of age, the minimum interval between doses is 4 weeks. Separate doses given at 12 months of age and older by at least 8 weeks.

How many doses of Pneumovax 23 are needed?

Administer 1 dose of PPSV23 at 19 through 64 years. Administer 1 final dose of PPSV23 at 65 years or older. This dose should be given at least 5 years after the most recent dose of PPSV23.

How long is Pneumovax 23 Good For?

The Pneumovax 23 covers twenty three different variants of the pneumococcal bacteria. In healthy adults, revaccination is not indicated (necessary). Patients with underlying chronic disease should probably be revaccinated every 5 years.

How long do Pneumovax 23 side effects last?

Injection site reactions typically resolved by 5 days following vaccination. For subjects aged 50-64 years, the injection-site adverse reaction rate for revaccinees and initial vaccinees was similar (79.6% and 72.8% respectively).