Adult Pneumococcal Immunization
Pneumococcal immunization is a recommended adult vaccine. There are two different vaccine options that could be considered in adults. These include:
- Pneu-P-23 (Pneumovax-23(R)) which is a 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine
- Pneu-C-13 (Prevnar-13 (R)) which is a 13-valent conjugate pneumococcal vaccine
Many people in primary care are unsure of the specific pneumococcal vaccine recommendations for a specific patient. Two great references to learn more about this infection and the vaccines include:
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Interactive Quiz (20 T/F Questions)
- Public Health Agency of Canada Government of Canada. “Pneumococcal Vaccine – Part 4 – Active Vaccines – Canadian Immunization Guide – Public Health Agency of Canada.” Accessed February 17, 2020. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/healthy-living/canadian-immunization-guide-part-4-active-vaccines/page-16-pneumococcal-vaccine.html.
Center for Disease Control. “Pinkbook | Pneumococcal | Epidemiology of Vaccine Preventable Diseases | CDC.” Accessed February 17, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/pneumo.html.