Prevention of Pneumococcus
Prevention list: Methods of prevention of Pneumococcus mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Pneumococcus.
- Polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine - older vaccine; not for infants under 2 years.
- Conjugate pneumococcal vaccine - newer vaccine that works for infants.
Prevention of Pneumococcus:
Ability to prevent infections could
improve through expanded use of 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine
among adults and through use of the newly licensed conjugate
vaccine for infants and young children.1
1. excerpt from Streptococcus pneumoniae Disease: DBMD
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