Pneumovax 23

Pneumovax 23

(noo′mō-văks″)
Pneumococcal vaccine, polyvalent.
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PNEUMOVAX 23 sales were up 18% to $641 million due to the adoption of recently issued vaccination guidelines from the CDC.
If you've never had either vaccine, Prevnar 13 is usually given first, and Pneumovax 23 is given one year later.
Additional vaccines that may be given to HIV-infected pregnant women include Pneumovax 23 (23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide) vaccine and Prevnar 13 (13-valent pneumococcal conjugate) vaccine [23].
However, the pneumococcal conjugate (Prevnar 13[R]) should be given at least eight weeks prior to Pneumovax 23.
There are two types of the vaccine: Prevnar 13 (PCV13) and Pneumovax 23 (PPSV23).
PCV13 should be administered to eligible adults in addition to the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23; Pneumovax 23, Merck & Co.
The accelerated approval of Prevnar 13, a pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine, in adults was based on randomized studies comparing immune responses to Prevnar 13 or Pneumovax 23 (a 23-valent pneumococcal vaccine approved in 1983 for children and for adults aged 50 and older) in more than 2,000 patients aged 50 and older in the United States and Europe.
The accelerated approval was based on randomized studies comparing immune responses to Prevnar 13 or Pneumovax 23 (a 23-valent pneumococcal vaccine approved in 1983 for children and for adults aged 50 and older) in more than 2,000 patients aged 50 and older in the United States and Europe.
Would he consider immunizing these children age 2 and older with Pneumovax 23 because it contains serotype 19A?
With one exception, Pneumovax 23 contains the serotypes included in Prevnar 13 plus 11 others; it is the only adult pneumococcal vaccine approved in the United States.