Can prevent pneumococcal disease. Pneumococcal disease refers to any illness caused by pneumococcal bacteria. These bacteria can cause many types of illnesses, including pneumonia, which is an infection of the lungs.
Age Criteria :
2 years and older.
High-risk children with immune-compromising conditions require a second dose of PPSV23, usually ≥5 years after the first.
Not recommended for use in children below 2 years of age. Has had an allergic reaction after a previous dose of PPSV23, or has any severe, life-threatening allergies.