The bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) cause pneumococcal disease. Pneumococcus can cause many types of illnesses ranging from otitis media to meningitis. Vaccines to prevent pneumococcal disease include the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13 or Prevnar 13®) and the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23 or Pneumovax 23®).
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