pneumococcal vaccine - injection, Pneumovax 23, Pnu-Imune 23
GENERIC NAME: PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE - INJECTION (NEU-mo-KOK-al)
BRAND NAME(S): Pneumovax 23, Pnu-Imune 23
USES: This vaccine helps protect against serious infection (e.g., meningitis, bacteria in the blood) due to certain bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae). This vaccine is important for preventing infection in individuals at risk (e.g., those with heart disease, lung disease, liver disease, diabetes, alcoholism, spleen problems, sickle cell anemia, or HIV, or those living in a nursing home).
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