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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The survey was conducted by mail 1 year after licensure of the conjugate pneumococcal vaccine.
In 1991, 9% and 15% of persons with cardiovascular or pulmonary high-risk conditions, respectively, in the 50-64-year age group reported having ever received pneumococcal vaccine, and 21% and 28%, respectively, reported having received influenza vaccine during the previous year (CDC, unpublished data, 1994; Table 1).
South Africa recently became the first country in Africa to introduce pneumococcal vaccine, and Rwanda and the Gambia will introduce it this year with support from the GAVI Alliance.
We found no evidence for an association between pneumococcal vaccine and reduced risk of acute MI or stroke" in the general study population.
Fryhofer responded: "I disagree that giving people the pneumococcal vaccine would encourage them to smoke.
The pneumococcal vaccine is effective in preventing pneumococcal pneumonia.
For instance, CPT II 4040F indicates that the pneumococcal vaccine was administered or previously received.
The findings were so strong that the investigators are now testing low-dose pneumococcal vaccine for diagnostic screening before genetic testing for CAPs, Behcet's, and some other autoimmune diseases.
The potential change in the interval for the PCV13-PPSV23 sequence is most likely to affect the youngest adults in this age group who are more likely to be pneumococcal vaccine naive.
Many people with HIV got a pneumococcal vaccine called PPSV23 (for 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine), which has been available since 1983.
New federal immunization guidelines recommend that older adults now receive two pneumococcal vaccines.
Data source: Randomized, placebo-controlled trial of PCV13 in about 85,000 adults aged 65 years and up who had no prior pneumococcal vaccine exposure.

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