pneumococcal vaccine

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pneu·mo·coc·cal vac·cine

vaccine composed of purified capsular polysaccharide antigen from 23 types of Streptococcus pneumoniae (representing those types responsible for most of the reported pneumococcal diseases in the U.S.); some types have been conjugated with protein to make them antigenic for children younger than 2 years of age.

pneumococcal vaccine

an active immunizing agent containing antigens of the 23 types of Pneumococcus associated with more than 98% of the cases of pneumococcal pneumonia in the United States and Europe.
indications It is prescribed for persons over 2 years of age who are at high risk of development of severe pneumococcal pneumonia, all adults over 65 years of age, and immunocompromised adults.
contraindications Pregnancy, early childhood (less than 2 years of age), or known hypersensitivity to the vaccine prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are inflammation at the site of injection, fever, and hypersensitivity.
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Pakistan has already become the first country in south Asia to introduce the pneumococcal vaccine to protect children against pneumonia, one of the biggest killers of children under five in the developing world.
The introduction of the pneumococcal vaccine is an important milestone in the fight to reduce the burden caused by pneumonia in Pakistan.
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is helping create and implement the Advance Market Commitment (AMC) for Pneumococcal Vaccines, which aims to stimulate the late-stage development and manufacture of suitable and affordable vaccines against pneumococcus for developing countries.
Adding pneumococcal vaccine to the routine immunization activities gain a special importance for its development priority associated with the general health, the premier said.
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I am glad that the introduction of the pneumococcal vaccine has been successful, since its introduction in September 2006.
Since the introduction of the pneumococcal vaccine in September 2006, Solihull Care Trust has offered it to all children in the borough up to the age of two.

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