Pneumovax 23

Pneumovax 23

(noo′mō-văks″)
Pneumococcal vaccine, polyvalent.
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These vaccines include Prevnar/ Prevnar 13, Gardasil/ Gardasil 9, Vaxigrip, Fluzone, Flublok, Varivax, Proquad, Menactra, Fluarix/ FluLaval, Pneumovax 23, Havrix/ Twinrix/ Engerix-B, Priorix, Priorix Tetra, Varilrix, M-M-R II, Adacel, Boostrix, Menveo, Bexsero, Cervarix, Shingrix, Trumenba, Rotateq, Pentacel, Pentaxim, Imovax, Hexaxim, Zostavax, Rotarix, Sunflorix, Pediarix, Infanrix, Ticovac, Biken Ha, Tetrabik, Mearubik, Varicella (MTP), Jebik V, Flumist/ Fluenz, Bio Thrax, Dukoral, In Live, Ixiaro, HeaLive, In Live, BiLive, EasySix, Imvamune, and Anflu.
Trump also received new immunizations--the Pneumovax 23 against meningitis and pneumonia, and Shingrix to guard against shingles.
Specifically, these included M-M-R II and Pneumovax 23 vaccines, anti-asthma aerosols Dulera and Proventil, anti-hypertension medicine Cozaar, and insulin, the latter of which required "cold chain" conditions.
Subsequently, she was vaccinated with pneumococcus polyvalent vaccine (Pneumovax 23).
A newer vaccine called Prevnar 13 offers protection against 13 subtypes of the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae (see box), while an older vaccine, Pneumovax 23, protects against 23 additional subtypes.
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. Depending on the age of the patient, a second Prevnar 13 may be needed prior to receiving the 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 currently available pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, is manufactured by both Merck (Pneumovax 23) and Lederie Laboratories (Pnu-Immune 23), and includes 23 purified capsular polysaccharide antigens (serotypes 1 ,2,3,4,5,6B,7F,8,9N,9V,10A,11A,12F,14 , 15B,17F,18C,19A,19F,20,22F,23F and 33F).
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.