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Noun1.Pneumovax - vaccine (trade name Pneumovax) effective against the 23 most common strains of pneumococcus
vaccine, vaccinum - immunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies
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Likewise the availability of "extended immunizations," such as pneumovax, zostavax and meningitis shots, lets people take preventive measures that in the past they might have forgone.
If you've never received either vaccine, Prevnar 13 should be given first, followed a year later by Pneumovax.
A newer vaccine called Prevnar 13 offers protection against 13 subtypes of the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae (see box), while an older vaccine, Pneumovax 23, protects against 23 additional subtypes.
However, the pneumococcal conjugate (Prevnar 13[R]) should be given at least eight weeks prior to Pneumovax 23.
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.
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).
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.
Vaccination for Hepatitis B, Pneumovax and influenza are prompted if required.