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pneumococcal pediatric vaccine - injection, Prevnar

GENERIC NAME: PNEUMOCOCCAL PEDIATRIC VACCINE - INJECTION (NEU-mo-KOK-al pee-dee-AT-rik)

BRAND NAME(S): Prevnar

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USES: This vaccine helps protect young children (e.g., infants and toddlers) against serious infections (e.g., meningitis, pneumonia, chronic ear infections) due to certain bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae).Different brands of pneumococcal vaccine have different recommendations for use based on the age of the child.Another form of this vaccine should be used if the child is older than 2 years and has certain medical conditions (heart disease, lung disease, liver disease, diabetes, spleen problems, sickle cell anemia, HIV infection). Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more details.




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