Questions and answers

Can you give Prevnar 13 twice?

Can you give Prevnar 13 twice?

Specifically, CDC recommends a second PPSV23 dose 5 years after the first PPSV23 dose for persons aged 19 through 64 years with immunocompromising conditions. However, with some conditions (i.e., cochlear implants, CSF leaks), CDC does not recommend a second dose of PPSV23 for persons 19 through 64 years of age.

Why is Prevnar 13 no longer recommended?

Because PCV13-type disease is at historically low levels among adults ≥65 years and most pneumococcal disease among these adults is due to non-PCV13 serotypes, ACIP no longer recommends their routine vaccination with PCV13.

What type of antibodies does Prevnar 13 produce?

PCV13 induced low serotype 6B-specific antibody concentrations, also found in other studies, showed weak immunogenicity of serotype 6B after primary PCV vaccinations [23,24]. Despite containing less 6B polysaccharide than PCV13, the PCV10 vaccination induced higher levels of serotype 6B-specific IgG antibodies.

Can you give Prevnar 13 and flu vaccine together?

According to the CDC, “The target groups for pneumococcal vaccines ([Pneumovax® 23 (Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent) or Prevnar 13®]) and influenza vaccine overlap. Both pneumococcal vaccines can be given at the same time as influenza vaccine but at different sites if indicated.

What does Prevnar 13 protect against?

Prevnar 13® : Doctors give this vaccine to children at 2, 4, 6, and 12 through 15 months old. Adults who need this vaccine only get 1 shot. The vaccine helps protect against the 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria that most commonly cause serious infections in children and adults.

Is Prevnar 13 a lifetime vaccine?

Prevnar 13 is the only pneumococcal vaccine approved across the lifespan.

When did Prevnar 13 become available for adults?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pfizer’s pneumococcal conjugate vaccine Prevnar 13 (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein]) as a single dose for use in adults on December 31, 2011.

Is PREVNAR 13 good for life?

The vaccine can help protect you from pneumococcal disease for many years. One of the most common causes of pneumonia is infection of the lungs with the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Do you need both PREVNAR 13 and Pneumovax 23?

ACIP now recommends that patients have a conversation with their doctor to decide whether to get Prevnar 13. However, older adults who have a high risk for pneumococcal disease should still receive both Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23. Additionally, Pneumovax 23 is still recommended for all adults over age 65.

Does Prevnar 13 require a booster?

In a child older than 6 months who has not yet received Prevnar 13, the first dose can be given any time from the age of 7 months through 5 years (before the 6th birthday). If the child is less than 1 year old at the time of the first Prevnar 13 shot, he or she will need 2 booster doses.