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    Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine

    Information about Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine

    Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine uses

    Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine is used for prevention of pneumonia, meningitis, blood infection & ear infection.

    How pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine works

    Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine is a vaccine which helps develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness but stimulates the body's immune system to produce antibodies (proteins) to protect against any future infections.

    Common side effects of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine

    Allergic reaction, Fever, Injection site redness, Rash, Soreness
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    16 Oct 2019 | 01:31 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine

    • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine is a vaccine given to prevent invasive diseases caused by pneumococcal bacteria such as pneumonia, meningitis, ear and blood infections.
    • It is usually given as an injection into the muscle (intramuscular) of the upper arm.
    • Only one dose is needed for most people. A booster dose can be given 5 years after the first dose.
    • Inform your doctor if you have an infection with a high temperature, as vaccination may need to be delayed until recovery.
    • It may cause fever. Inform your doctor if it does not go away or if it gets higher than 102 degree fahrenheit.

    Frequently asked questions for Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine

    Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine

    Q. When is pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine given?

    Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is given in between the age of 2 to 65. In certain cases when a second dose is recommended, it should be given 5 years after the first dose. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding dosing schedule.

    Content on this page was last updated on 16 October, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)