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Vaccines > Pneumococcal
PPV23 Vaccine
(Pneumococcal Polysaccharide) 
At a glance: Drugs such as penicillin were once effective in treating these infections; but the disease has become more resistant, making treatment of pneumococcal infections more difficult. This makes prevention of the disease through vaccination even more important. 

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Printable page that answers the questions on pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPV23) vaccine. Also available in other languages.
  • Why get vaccinated?
  • What types of bacteria does it protect against?
  • Who should get vaccinated with PPV?
  • How many doses are needed?
  • What are the risks from PPV?
  • What if there is a serious reaction?
  • How can I learn more?
Patient Publications: Brochure, Card, etc. Provides links to common questions, brochures, and flip cards that describe the disease and vaccine.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports logo (ACIP
Provides links to recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and other PCV related MMWR articles.

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