Pneumococcal Vaccination: Information for Healthcare Professionals
One of the Recommended Vaccines by Disease
Pneumococcal vaccines help protect against some of the more than 90 types of pneumococcal bacteria that contribute to the burden of pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia, sinusitis, and otitis media.
Pneumococcal Vaccine RecommendationsACIP vaccine recommendations for infants, children, and adults, including catch-up guidance; and contraindications and precautions for pneumococcal vaccination
About Pneumococcal VaccinesComposition and types of pneumococcal vaccines; immunogenicity and efficacy information; and links to package inserts
Storage and Handling for Pneumococcal VaccinesGuidelines regarding proper refrigeration, storage, and disposal of pneumococcal vaccines
Administering Pneumococcal VaccinesInformation on visual inspection; administration route, site, and needle size; number and timing of doses; predrawing vaccine doses; and administration with other vaccines
Pneumococcal Vaccine ResourcesVaccine safety, provider education, and patient education resources, as well as clinical information and references
You Call the Shots
You Call the Shots is an interactive, training course. It consists of a series of modules that discuss vaccine-preventable diseases and explain the latest recommendations for vaccine use. Each module provides learning opportunities, self-test practice questions, reference and resource materials, and an extensive glossary.
The "Pink Book" contains the most comprehensive information on routinely used vaccines and the diseases they prevent.
Six reference appendices include: vaccine minimum ages and intervals, current and discontinued vaccines, vaccine contents, foreign vaccine terms, and more.
- Page last reviewed: November 22, 2016
- Page last updated: November 22, 2016
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