Pneumovax


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Pneumovax

A vaccine that is given to splenectomy patients to protect them against bacterial infections. Other vaccines include Pnu-Imune and Menomune.
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Our patient had been vaccinated with pneumococcus polyvalent vaccine (Pneumovax 23) following the splenectomy three years earlier.
If you've never received either vaccine, Prevnar 13 should be given first, followed a year later by Pneumovax. If you've already received Pneumovax, wait at least a year before receiving Prevnar 13.
Serotypes contained in conjugate pneumococcal vaccines Type of vaccine Serotypes in vaccine Pneumovax (PPSV23) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6B, 7F, 8, 9N, 9V, 10A, 11A, 12F, 14, 15B, 17F, 18C, 19F, 19A, 20, 22F, 23F, and 33F Prevenar (PCV7) 4, 6B, 9V, 14, 18C, 19F and 23F Synflorix 1, 4, 5, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19F (PCV10) and 23F Prevenar 13 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, (PCV13) 19A, 19F and 23F PPSV--pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine; PCV -pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
Frequency of administration and combination with other vaccines (Pneumovax) has to be evaluated.
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].
We recommended that all patients accept vaccination with Pneumovax ([Pneumovax23.sup.5] (PPPV); Merck, Sharpe & Dohme, Whitehouse Station, NJ) as an in vivo means of evaluating IgG response to polysaccharide antigens [3,10,12].
However, the pneumococcal conjugate (Prevnar 13[R]) should be given at least eight weeks prior to Pneumovax 23.
"I still felt very fragile, but after that I recovered quickly and even managed to get back to the panto," says Thomas, who will get the Pneumovax vaccine every five years from now on.
There are two types of the vaccine: Prevnar 13 (PCV13) and Pneumovax 23 (PPSV23).
* Pneumovax (23 strain) 0.5 mL intramuscularly is given to children > 2 years.