Vaccine Info

Prevnar 13 Pneumococcal Vaccine

Prevnar 13 is a sterile suspension of saccharides of the capsular antigens of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F, and 23F, individually linked to non-toxic diphtheria CRM197 protein. 

Prevnar 13 is a vaccine indicated in children 6 weeks through 17 years (prior to the 18th birthday) for active immunization for the prevention of invasive disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F, and 23F. 

For children 6 weeks through 5 years of age (prior to the 6th birthday) for the prevention of otitis media caused by 7 of the 13 serotypes in the vaccine.

In adults 18 years of age and older, Prevnar 13 is indicated for active immunization for the prevention of pneumonia and invasive disease caused by S. pneumoniae serotypes in the vaccine.

It is also recommended for children and adults 2 to 64 years of age with certain health conditions, and for all adults 65 years of age and older. 

Prevnar 13 does not protect against disease caused by S. pneumoniae serotypes that are not in the vaccine.

Prevnar 13 is administered as an intramuscular injection only.

Vaccination Schedule:

  • For Infants And Toddlers:  Prevnar 13 is to be administered as a four-dose series at 2, 4, 6, and 12-15 months of age.
  • For children 7 months through 5 years of age who have not received Prevnar® or Prevnar 13, the catchup schedule applies:
    • Age at First DoseTotal Number of 0.5 mL Doses
      • 7-11 months of age: Total number of 0.5 ml doses:  3*
      • 12-23 months of age: Total number of 0.5 ml doses: 2†
      • 24 months through 5 years of age (prior to the 6th birthday): Total number of 0.5 ml doses: 1
        • *The first 2 doses at least 4 weeks apart; third dose after the one-year birthday, separated from the second dose by at least 2 months.
        • †Two doses at least 2 months apart.
  • In children 6 years through 17 years of age, Prevnar 13 is administered as a single dose. If Prevnar was previously administered, then at least 8 weeks should elapse before receiving Prevnar 13.
  • For Adults 18 Years Of Age And Older Prevnar 13 is administered as a single dose.

Updated
June 27th, 2019