Pneumococcal 7-Valent Vaccine, Diphtheria Conjugate (Intramuscular Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
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Pneumococcal 7-valent diphtheria conjugate vaccine is an active immunizing agent used to prevent infection by pneumococcal bacteria. It works by causing your body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against the disease.
Pneumococcal infection can cause serious problems, such as pneumonia, which affects the lungs; meningitis, which affects the brain; and bacteremia, which is a severe infection in the blood. Pneumococcal infection is also an important cause of ear infections in children.
Unless otherwise contraindicated, immunization against pneumococcal disease is recommended for infants and young children.
Immunization requires 1 to 4 doses of the vaccine, depending on the age at the first dose. This vaccine can be given at the same time as other routine vaccinations.
This vaccine is to be administered only by or under the supervision of your doctor.