pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
- heptavalent vaccine containing purified polysaccharides of the capsular antigens of Streptococcus pneumoniae serovars 4, 6B, 9V, 14, 18C, 19F, 23F individually coupled to a nonpathogenic variant of diphtheria toxin, diphtheria CRM197 protein; used for routine immunization of children aged less than 23 months as well as children aged 24 to 59 months who are at high risk for pneumococcal infection. Administered intramuscularly.
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