Prevnar 13® (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein]) is a vaccine approved for adults 18 years of age and older for the prevention of pneumococcal pneumonia and invasive disease caused by 13 Streptococcus pneumoniae strains (1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F, and 23F).
Injection site reactions (pain, swelling and redness), fever and shivering
History of serious allergic reaction (i.e., anaphylaxis) to vaccine components or encephalopathy (e.g., coma or prolonged seizures) not attributable to an identifiable cause within 7 days of administration of a vaccine with pertussis components
Before you receive this vaccine, tell the health care professional if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your health care professional for more details.
Read all vaccine information available from your health care professional before receiving the vaccine. If you have any questions, ask your health care professional.
Vaccines may not fully protect everyone who receives them.
This vaccine is given by injection into a muscle by a health care professional. It is usually given in the upper arm.
Please consult your doctor when taking this medicine if you are pregnant.
Drugs that may interact with this drug are Cyclosporine, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone etc