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Pneumovax Drug Description
PNEUMOVAX® 23
(pneumococcal) Vaccine Polyvalent
DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (Pneumovax 23, Pnu-Imune 23)?

Getting pneumococcal disease is much riskier than getting pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. However, a vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small.
Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately if any of the following rare but serious side effects from pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine...
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PNEUMOVAX* 23 (Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent) is a sterile, liquid vaccine
for intramuscular or subcutaneous injection. It consists of a mixture of highly
purified capsular polysaccharides from the 23 most prevalent or invasive pneumococcal
types of Streptococcus pneumoniae, including the six serotypes that most
frequently cause invasive drug-resistant pneumococcal infections among children
and adults in the United States.1 (See Table 1.) The 23-valent
vaccine accounts for at least 90% of pneumococcal blood isolates and at least
85% of all pneumococcal isolates from sites which are generally sterile as determined
by ongoing surveillance of U.S. data.2
PNEUMOVAX 23 is manufactured according to methods developed by the Merck Research
Laboratories. Each 0.5 mL dose of vaccine contains 25 µg of each
polysaccharide type in isotonic saline solution containing 0.25% phenol as a
preservative.
Table 1: 23 Pneumococcal Capsular Types Included in PNEUMOVAX
23



Nomenclature
Pneumococcal Types


Danish
1 2 3 4 5 6B** 7F 8 9N 9V** 10A 11A 12F 14** 15B 17F 18C 19F** 19A** 20
22F 23F** 33F


**These serotypes most frequently cause drug-resistant pneumococcal
infections1



REFERENCES
1. Recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — Prevention
of Pneumococcal Disease, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 46(RR-8):
1-25, April 4, 1997.
2. Robbins, J.B.; Lee, C.J.; Schiffman, G.; Austrian, R.; Henrichsen, J.; Mäkelä,
P.H.; Broome, C.V.; Facklam, R.R.; Tiesjema, R.H.; Rastogi, S.C.: Considerations
for formulating the second-generation pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide vaccine
with emphasis on the cross-reactive types within groups, J. Infect. Dis. 148:
1136-1159, 1983.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/18/2008




Pneumovax Drug Description
PNEUMOVAX® 23
(pneumococcal) Vaccine Polyvalent
DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (Pneumovax 23, Pnu-Imune 23)?

Getting pneumococcal disease is much riskier than getting pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. However, a vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small.
Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately if any of the following rare but serious side effects from pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Pneumovax »




PNEUMOVAX* 23 (Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent) is a sterile, liquid vaccine
for intramuscular or subcutaneous injection. It consists of a mixture of highly
purified capsular polysaccharides from the 23 most prevalent or invasive pneumococcal
types of Streptococcus pneumoniae, including the six serotypes that most
frequently cause invasive drug-resistant pneumococcal infections among children
and adults in the United States.1 (See Table 1.) The 23-valent
vaccine accounts for at least 90% of pneumococcal blood isolates and at least
85% of all pneumococcal isolates from sites which are generally sterile as determined
by ongoing surveillance of U.S. data.2
PNEUMOVAX 23 is manufactured according to methods developed by the Merck Research
Laboratories. Each 0.5 mL dose of vaccine contains 25 µg of each
polysaccharide type in isotonic saline solution containing 0.25% phenol as a
preservative.
Table 1: 23 Pneumococcal Capsular Types Included in PNEUMOVAX
23



Nomenclature
Pneumococcal Types


Danish
1 2 3 4 5 6B** 7F 8 9N 9V** 10A 11A 12F 14** 15B 17F 18C 19F** 19A** 20
22F 23F** 33F


**These serotypes most frequently cause drug-resistant pneumococcal
infections1



REFERENCES
1. Recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — Prevention
of Pneumococcal Disease, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 46(RR-8):
1-25, April 4, 1997.
2. Robbins, J.B.; Lee, C.J.; Schiffman, G.; Austrian, R.; Henrichsen, J.; Mäkelä,
P.H.; Broome, C.V.; Facklam, R.R.; Tiesjema, R.H.; Rastogi, S.C.: Considerations
for formulating the second-generation pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide vaccine
with emphasis on the cross-reactive types within groups, J. Infect. Dis. 148:
1136-1159, 1983.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/18/2008




Pneumovax Drug Description
PNEUMOVAX® 23
(pneumococcal) Vaccine Polyvalent
DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (Pneumovax 23, Pnu-Imune 23)?

Getting pneumococcal disease is much riskier than getting pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. However, a vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small.
Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately if any of the following rare but serious side effects from pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Pneumovax »




PNEUMOVAX* 23 (Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent) is a sterile, liquid vaccine
for intramuscular or subcutaneous injection. It consists of a mixture of highly
purified capsular polysaccharides from the 23 most prevalent or invasive pneumococcal
types of Streptococcus pneumoniae, including the six serotypes that most
frequently cause invasive drug-resistant pneumococcal infections among children
and adults in the United States.1 (See Table 1.) The 23-valent
vaccine accounts for at least 90% of pneumococcal blood isolates and at least
85% of all pneumococcal isolates from sites which are generally sterile as determined
by ongoing surveillance of U.S. data.2
PNEUMOVAX 23 is manufactured according to methods developed by the Merck Research
Laboratories. Each 0.5 mL dose of vaccine contains 25 µg of each
polysaccharide type in isotonic saline solution containing 0.25% phenol as a
preservative.
Table 1: 23 Pneumococcal Capsular Types Included in PNEUMOVAX
23



Nomenclature
Pneumococcal Types


Danish
1 2 3 4 5 6B** 7F 8 9N 9V** 10A 11A 12F 14** 15B 17F 18C 19F** 19A** 20
22F 23F** 33F


**These serotypes most frequently cause drug-resistant pneumococcal
infections1



REFERENCES
1. Recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — Prevention
of Pneumococcal Disease, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 46(RR-8):
1-25, April 4, 1997.
2. Robbins, J.B.; Lee, C.J.; Schiffman, G.; Austrian, R.; Henrichsen, J.; Mäkelä,
P.H.; Broome, C.V.; Facklam, R.R.; Tiesjema, R.H.; Rastogi, S.C.: Considerations
for formulating the second-generation pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide vaccine
with emphasis on the cross-reactive types within groups, J. Infect. Dis. 148:
1136-1159, 1983.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/18/2008




Pneumovax Drug Description
PNEUMOVAX® 23
(pneumococcal) Vaccine Polyvalent
DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (Pneumovax 23, Pnu-Imune 23)?

Getting pneumococcal disease is much riskier than getting pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. However, a vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small.
Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately if any of the following rare but serious side effects from pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Pneumovax »




PNEUMOVAX* 23 (Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent) is a sterile, liquid vaccine
for intramuscular or subcutaneous injection. It consists of a mixture of highly
purified capsular polysaccharides from the 23 most prevalent or invasive pneumococcal
types of Streptococcus pneumoniae, including the six serotypes that most
frequently cause invasive drug-resistant pneumococcal infections among children
and adults in the United States.1 (See Table 1.) The 23-valent
vaccine accounts for at least 90% of pneumococcal blood isolates and at least
85% of all pneumococcal isolates from sites which are generally sterile as determined
by ongoing surveillance of U.S. data.2
PNEUMOVAX 23 is manufactured according to methods developed by the Merck Research
Laboratories. Each 0.5 mL dose of vaccine contains 25 µg of each
polysaccharide type in isotonic saline solution containing 0.25% phenol as a
preservative.
Table 1: 23 Pneumococcal Capsular Types Included in PNEUMOVAX
23



Nomenclature
Pneumococcal Types


Danish
1 2 3 4 5 6B** 7F 8 9N 9V** 10A 11A 12F 14** 15B 17F 18C 19F** 19A** 20
22F 23F** 33F


**These serotypes most frequently cause drug-resistant pneumococcal
infections1



REFERENCES
1. Recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — Prevention
of Pneumococcal Disease, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 46(RR-8):
1-25, April 4, 1997.
2. Robbins, J.B.; Lee, C.J.; Schiffman, G.; Austrian, R.; Henrichsen, J.; Mäkelä,
P.H.; Broome, C.V.; Facklam, R.R.; Tiesjema, R.H.; Rastogi, S.C.: Considerations
for formulating the second-generation pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide vaccine
with emphasis on the cross-reactive types within groups, J. Infect. Dis. 148:
1136-1159, 1983.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/18/2008




Pneumovax Drug Description
PNEUMOVAX® 23
(pneumococcal) Vaccine Polyvalent
DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (Pneumovax 23, Pnu-Imune 23)?

Getting pneumococcal disease is much riskier than getting pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. However, a vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small.
Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately if any of the following rare but serious side effects from pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Pneumovax »




PNEUMOVAX* 23 (Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent) is a sterile, liquid vaccine
for intramuscular or subcutaneous injection. It consists of a mixture of highly
purified capsular polysaccharides from the 23 most prevalent or invasive pneumococcal
types of Streptococcus pneumoniae, including the six serotypes that most
frequently cause invasive drug-resistant pneumococcal infections among children
and adults in the United States.1 (See Table 1.) The 23-valent
vaccine accounts for at least 90% of pneumococcal blood isolates and at least
85% of all pneumococcal isolates from sites which are generally sterile as determined
by ongoing surveillance of U.S. data.2
PNEUMOVAX 23 is manufactured according to methods developed by the Merck Research
Laboratories. Each 0.5 mL dose of vaccine contains 25 µg of each
polysaccharide type in isotonic saline solution containing 0.25% phenol as a
preservative.
Table 1: 23 Pneumococcal Capsular Types Included in PNEUMOVAX
23



Nomenclature
Pneumococcal Types


Danish
1 2 3 4 5 6B** 7F 8 9N 9V** 10A 11A 12F 14** 15B 17F 18C 19F** 19A** 20
22F 23F** 33F


**These serotypes most frequently cause drug-resistant pneumococcal
infections1



REFERENCES
1. Recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — Prevention
of Pneumococcal Disease, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 46(RR-8):
1-25, April 4, 1997.
2. Robbins, J.B.; Lee, C.J.; Schiffman, G.; Austrian, R.; Henrichsen, J.; Mäkelä,
P.H.; Broome, C.V.; Facklam, R.R.; Tiesjema, R.H.; Rastogi, S.C.: Considerations
for formulating the second-generation pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide vaccine
with emphasis on the cross-reactive types within groups, J. Infect. Dis. 148:
1136-1159, 1983.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/18/2008





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