What is PNEUMOVAX 23 vial?
Pneumovax 23 (Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent) is a vaccine that helps protect against serious infection, such as ear infection, sinus infection, pneumonia, blood infection (bacteremia), and meningitis (infection of the covering of the brain) due to the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae.
How do you inject PNEUMOVAX 23 prefilled syringe?
Administer PNEUMOVAX 23 intramuscularly or subcutaneously into the deltoid muscle or lateral mid-thigh. Do not inject intravascularly or intradermally.
How many doses is Pneumovax?
The primary series consists of 3 doses routinely given at 2, 4, and 6 months of age. 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.
How many doses of PNEUMOVAX 23 are needed?
CDC recommends 2 doses of PPSV23** before age 65 years and 1 dose of PPSV23** at age 65 years or older. Administer a single dose of PPSV23 at least 8 weeks after PCV13 was received.
How long does Pneumovax last?
Younger than 2 years old: four shots (at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, and then a booster between 12 and 15 months) 65 years old or older: two shots, which will last you the rest of your life.
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 is Pneumovax good for out of fridge?
It must be refrigerated at temperatures below 4 C at which temperature, it slowly deteriorates after two years. At room temperature, it retains its stability at 25 C for up to one month.
Which pneumonia shot first?
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that pneumococcal vaccine-naïve people who will be receiving both PCV13 and PPSV23 should receive PCV13 first, followed by PPSV23 8 weeks later if they have a high-risk condition or one year later if they are 65 years and older without a high risk …
What age should you get Pneumovax?
CDC recommends pneumococcal vaccination for all children younger than 2 years old and all adults 65 years or older. In certain situations, older children and other adults should also get pneumococcal vaccines.
How often do you need a pneumonia shot after age 65?
Younger than 2 years old: four shots (at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, and then a booster between 12 and 15 months) 65 years old or older: two shots, which will last you the rest of your life. Between 2 and 64 years old: between one and three shots if you have certain immune system disorders or if you’re a smoker.