pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine


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pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine

Abbreviation: PCV7
A pneumococcal vaccine used for active immunization of infants and toddlers. The vaccine contains antigens from 7 capsular serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae and is used to immunize children against pneumococcal diseases, such as otitis media, pneumonia, and meningitis.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today that the recommendation for use of Prevnar(R), Pneumococcal 7-valent Conjugate Vaccine (Diphtheria CRM197 Protein), has been updated, reinstating the full, four-dose vaccination schedule.
July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an updated recommendation that all healthy children under 24 months of age should receive at least three doses of Prevnar(R), Pneumococcal 7-valent Conjugate Vaccine (Diphtheria CRM197 Protein).
The vaccine, pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine (diphtheria CRM197 protein), is marketed by Wyeth Lederle Vaccines, a unit of Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, the pharmaceutical division of American Home Products Corporation.