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Pneumovax 23 Vaccine


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Pneumovax 23 Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine is used for prevention of diseases caused by pneumococcal bacteria such as pneumonia, meningitis, ear infections, and blood infections.


PNEUMOVAX 23 (Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent) is a vaccine indicated for active immunization for the prevention of pneumococcal disease caused by the 23 serotypes contained in the vaccine (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6B, 7F, 8, 9N, 9V, 10A, 11A, 12F, 14, 15B, 17F, 18C, 19F, 19A, 20, 22F, 23F, and 33F)


How is PNEUMOVAX 23 given?

Pneumovax 23 Vaccine is usually given as an injection into the muscle of the upper arm by a doctor or a nurse. It should not be self-administered. Only one dose is needed for most people. A booster dose can be given 5 years after the first dose.


Benefits of Pneumovax 23

Pneumovax 23 Vaccine protects against pneumococcal disease. Pneumococcal disease refers to any illness caused by pneumococcal bacteria such as ear infections, sinus infections, meningitis (infection of the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord), bacteremia (bloodstream infection), or pneumonia (lungs infection). Anyone can get pneumococcal disease, children above 2 years of age, people with certain medical conditions, adults 65 years or older, and cigarette smokers are at the highest risk and can receive this vaccine. 


Common Side Effects

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them.

·       Injection site redness

·       Headache

·       Weakness

·       Tiredness

·       Muscle pain

Safety Advice

To ensure safety, before receiving the vaccine, it is important to let the doctor know if you have any problems with your heart, liver, and kidneys.

You should also tell the doctor about all the medicines you are taking.

Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult and seek advice from their doctor before receiving the vaccine.

Common Side Effects

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them.

·       Injection site redness

·       Headache

·       Weakness

·       Tiredness

·       Muscle pain

Safety Advice

To ensure safety, before receiving the vaccine, it is important to let the doctor know if you have any problems with your heart, liver, and kidneys.

You should also tell the doctor about all the medicines you are taking.

Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult and seek advice from their doctor before receiving the vaccine.

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