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Vaccines > Pneumococcal
PCV7 Vaccine
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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Answers general questions on pneumococcal conjugate (PCV7) vaccine. Also available in other languages.
  • Why get vaccinated?
  • What types of bacteria does it protect against?
  • Who should get vaccinated with PCV7?
  • How many doses are needed?
  • What are the risks from PCV7?
  • What if there is a serious reaction?
  • How can I learn more?
Questions and Answers about PCV7
Answers specific questions on pneumococcal conjugate (PCV7) vaccine:
  • How will this vaccine affect the Vaccines for Children program?
  • Is this vaccine safe?
  • Has the vaccine been linked to any serious condition at all?
  • How was the safety of this vaccine evaluated?
  • Can I wait until my child is a year old to reduce number of shots?
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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