PNEUMOVAX 23 is a vaccine that is given as a shot. It can help protect against pneumococcal disease, which in some cases, can include serious illness.
PNEUMOVAX 23 is recommended by the CDC for adults at greater risk for pneumococcal disease.
PNEUMOVAX 23 helps protect against 23 types of pneumococcal bacteria, some of which are common and often cause serious illness.
PNEUMOVAX 23 has been shown to reduce the risk for pneumococcal disease in adults.
PNEUMOVAX 23 may not protect everyone who gets it. It will not protect against diseases that are caused by bacteria types that are not in the vaccine.
You should not get PNEUMOVAX 23 if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, had an allergic reaction to PNEUMOVAX 23 in the past, or are less than 2 years of age.
ASK YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER IF PNEUMOVAX 23 IS RIGHT FOR YOU
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