What is IPD?

IPD is a name for different infections caused by pneumococcal bacteria. The infections caused by these strains of bacteria include bacteremia (an infection of the blood) and pneumococcal meningitis (an infection of the area surrounding the brain and spinal cord). IPD can be a very serious illness in young children and, in some cases, can even be fatal.

How can Prevnar 13® help protect my child?

The first step to help prevent invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) is through vaccination. Prevnar 13® helps protect against 13 of the most common strains of pneumococcal bacteria that cause IPD today. It’s important that your child receives all 4 doses administered at 2, 4, 6, and 12-15 months of age. You and your child’s doctor can work together to help protect your young child against these strains of pneumococcal bacteria.

Vaccination Schedule for Prevnar 13®: Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that children receive all 4 doses of Prevnar 13® by the time they are 15 months old.
*May be given as early as 6 weeks of age.
The recommended dosing interval is 4 to 8 weeks.
The fourth dose should be administered at approximately 12-15 months of age and at least 2 months after the third dose
 
 

 

 

What if my child has already received all 4 doses of Prevnar®?

Children 15 months to 5 years of age who have received 4 doses of Prevnar® may receive 1 dose of Prevnar 13® to help protect against IPD caused by the 6 additional strains contained in Prevnar 13®.

Children 15 months to 5 years of age who have received 4 doses of Prevnar® may receive 1 dose of 
Prevnar 13® to help protect against IPD caused by the 6 additional strains contained in Prevnar 13®

The immune response from this dose might be lower for the 6 additional strains (types 1, 3, 5, 6A, 7F, and 19A) than if your child had received the full 4 doses of Prevnar 13®.

*As compared to Prevnar®
May be given as early as 6 weeks of age.
The recommended dosing interval is 4 to 8 weeks.
§The fourth dose should be administered at approximately 12-15 months of age and at least 2 months after the third dose.
Dosing interval at least 2 months after previous dose.

Talk to your child's doctor about the risks and benefits of Prevnar 13®. Only a health care provider can decide if Prevnar 13® is right for your child.

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