Prevenar 13 Vaccine is used for prevention of pneumonia, meningitis, blood and ear infections. The vaccine helps the body make its own antibodies which protects you against these diseases. It only protects against disease caused by the thirteen strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria included in the vaccine.
Prevenar 13 Vaccine is given as an injection into a muscle by your doctor or nurse. It should not be self-administered. It is important that you receive all the doses of this vaccine to make it effective.
Some common side effects of this vaccine include injection site reactions (such as pain, swelling, redness), irritability, loss of appetite, and sleepiness. If these side effects persist or get worse, let your doctor know. The doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms.
To ensure safety, before receiving the vaccine, it is important to let the doctor know if you have any other illnesses. You should also tell the doctor about all the medicines you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult and seek advice from their doctor before receiving the vaccine.
USES OF PREVENAR 13 SUSPENSION FOR INJECTION
Prevention of pneumonia, meningitis, blood infection & ear infection
BENEFITS OF PREVENAR 13 SUSPENSION FOR INJECTION
In Prevention of pneumonia, meningitis, blood infection & ear infection
Prevenar 13 Vaccine protects against 13 types of bacteria that cause pneumococcal disease. Pneumococcal disease refers to any illness caused by pneumococcal bacteria such as ear infections, sinus infections, meningitis (infection of the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord), bacteremia (bloodstream infection), or pneumonia (lungs infection). Anyone can get pneumococcal disease, but children under 2 years of age, people with certain medical conditions, adults 65 years or older, and cigarette smokers are at the highest risk. Most pneumococcal infections are mild. However, some can be serious. Keeping up to date with recommended vaccines is the best defense against pneumococcal disease.
SIDE EFFECTS OF PREVENAR 13 SUSPENSION FOR INJECTION
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Prevenar 13
Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
HOW TO USE PREVENAR 13 SUSPENSION FOR INJECTION
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
HOW PREVENAR 13 SUSPENSION FOR INJECTION WORKS
Prevenar 13 Vaccine is a vaccine. It helps develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness, but it does stimulate the body’s immune system to produce antibodies to protect against any future infections.