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Pneumovax 23

Pneumococcal 23-Val P-Sac Vac
Pneumococcal disease is a serious infection caused by a bacteria that can infect the sinuses, inner ear, lungs, blood, and brain. These conditions can be fatal. Pneumococcal polysaccharides vaccine (PPSV) is used to help prevent disease caused by pneumococcal bacteria. This vaccine contains 23 different types of pneumococcal bacteria. PPSV is for use in adults 50 years and older, and in people at least 2 years old who have an increased risk of developing pneumococcal disease due to certain medical conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends this vaccine in adults 65 years and older even if they had a pneumococcal vaccine before the age of 65. This vaccine helps your body develop immunity to the disease, but will not treat an active infection you already have. Like any vaccine, pneumococcal polysaccharides vaccine may not provide protection from disease in every person.
CHEMICAL NAME
Pneumococcal 23-Val P-Sac Vac
DRUG TYPE
Vaccinations
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