Prevenar vaccine

Prevenar vaccine is a pneumococcal vaccine given from the age of 2 months onwards. Three doses are given each one month apart and the fourth booster dose after 1 year. it is also part of the EPI schedule. It provides protection aganst both pneumonia and meningitis due to pneumococcal bacteria. pneumonia being infection of the lungs and meningitis infection of the brain, can be life threatening.

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