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What are the types of pneumococcal vaccine?

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There are two vaccines to protect children from pneumococcal disease, a serious bacterial infection. Only one of the vaccines, PCV13, is safe for children under the age of 2. The second vaccine, PPSV23, has been available for more than 30 years and is recommended for children 2 years and older.

SOURCES:

CDC: "Vaccines and Preventable Diseases: Pneumococcal Disease In-Short."

CDC Media Information: "CDC Says Immunizations Reduce Deaths From Influenza and Pneumococcal Disease Among Older Adults."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on January 20, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: "Vaccines and Preventable Diseases: Pneumococcal Disease In-Short."

CDC Media Information: "CDC Says Immunizations Reduce Deaths From Influenza and Pneumococcal Disease Among Older Adults."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on January 20, 2020

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