Pneumonia - CARP

There are 2 types of Pneumonia vaccines available in Canada:


PNEU-P-23 (Pneumovax 23) is a sterile solution of 23 highly purified capsular polysaccharides. PNEU-P-23 is available as a 3ml single-dose vial containing -.5ml dose of liquid vaccine and a 1.5ml prefilled syringe containing 0.5ml dose of liquid vaccine.

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PNEU-C-13 (Prevnar 13) is a sterile solution of polysaccharide capsular antigen of 13 serotypes of S.pneumoniae. The antigens are individually conjugated to a diphtheria CRM197 protein carrier.

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