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.
See also: vaccine
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In this single-blind, Phase II study, 609 infants were randomized 1:1 to receive either Hib-MenCY-TT or licensed Hib vaccine at 2, 4, and 6 months concomitantly with DTaP-Hep B-IPV (Pediarix[R] Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Hepatitis B [Recombinant] and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine Combined) and pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine (Prevnar[R] Pneumococcal 7-valent Conjugate Vaccine Diphtheria CRM Protein).
The pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine (PCV-7) was recommended by the CDC in 2000 for use in infants aged 2-23 months; during the following period, the incidence of pneumococcal meningitis declined 65% in that age group.
The pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine (PCV7) has virtually eliminated invasive pneumococcal disease caused by the seven covered serotypes in Alaska Native children, a particularly susceptible group whose rate of the disease had been triple that of the general U.S.