Pneumococcal: One dose each of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
, given a year apart, for everyone age 65 or older.
On September 19, 2014, CDC published a recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for routine use of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) among adults aged [greater than or equal to] 65 years, to be used in series with 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
(PPV): vaccine coverage estimates [cited 2016 Jul 19].
2] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, "Updated recommendations for prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease among adults using the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
(PPSV23)," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol.
Patients with Crohn's disease on anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy are at significant risk of inadequate response to the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
The one that protects adults against 23 strains of streptococcus pneumonia bacteria is called pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
(PPSV23), and it is marketed under the brand name Pneumovax.
Experts recommend that adults 65 and older receive the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
to help prevent meningitis.
In this study, HIV-infected individuals aged 18 years and older who had been previously vaccinated with at least one dose of the conventional pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
(PPSV) received three doses of Prevnar 13 given six months apart.
Prevention of pneumococcal disease among infants and children - use of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
The currently available pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
, is manufactured by both Merck (Pneumovax 23) and Lederie Laboratories (Pnu-Immune 23), and includes 23 purified capsular polysaccharide antigens (serotypes 1 ,2,3,4,5,6B,7F,8,9N,9V,10A,11A,12F,14 , 15B,17F,18C,19A,19F,20,22F,23F and 33F).
A single dose is required every year for seasonal influenza while a single dose of the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
is needed every five years.
The number one way to protect yourself from pneumonia is to get vaccinated via an influenza shot and a one-time (after age 65) pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine