Prevenar 13 Vaccine

Prevenar 13 is a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine with the maximal protection for infants and young children. In addition of antibodies caused by 3 extra pneumococcal serotypes, Prevenar 13 is suitable for infants and young children to get vaccinated at 6 weeks after birth, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 12 months and 5 years. If one has not received any pneumococcal vaccine at age 2 to 5, re-injection is recommended, as its coverage is as high as 90%. Pneumococci are transmitted through droplets or discharge from respiratory tracts of infected persons. Pneumococcal infection is caused by pneumococcus, which has more than 90 serotypes. The bacteria can cause severe diseases such as pneumonia (chest infection), meningitis (infection of the brain membranes), and acute otitis media (middle ear infection).

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