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Pneumovax Vaccine Information

Pneumovax® (pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine) is a vaccine that helps prevent pneumococcal disease. Examples of pneumococcal disease include:
 
For most people, only one dose of Pneumovax is recommended (the dosage is the same for all approved age groups, regardless of age or weight). The vaccine is given as an injection, and is currently available in brand-name form only.
 
Before getting vaccinated, discuss the safety information for Pneumovax with your healthcare provider. As with all vaccines, side effects are possible with Pneumovax. Some of the more common reactions reported with this product include redness, pain, or swelling at the injection site.
 
(For more information on this vaccine, click Pneumovax. This article provides an in-depth look at how the vaccine works, safety precautions to be aware of, and more.)
 

Pneumovax Vaccine Information

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