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INDICATIONS
  • Prevnar 13® is a vaccine indicated for active immunization for the prevention of disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F, and 23F
  • In children 6 weeks through 17 years for invasive disease caused by the 13 serotypes, and for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age for otitis media caused by 7 of the 13 serotypes only (4, 6B, 9V, 14, 18C, 19F, and 23F)
Limitations of Use and Effectiveness
  • Prevnar 13® will only help protect against S. pneumoniae serotypes in the vaccine
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION AND INDICATIONS
  • Severe allergic reaction (eg, anaphylaxis) to any component of Prevnar 13® or any diphtheria toxoid–containing vaccine is a contraindication
  • Immunocompromised individuals or individuals with impaired immune responsiveness due to the use of immunosuppressive therapy may have reduced antibody response
  • Apnea following intramuscular vaccination has been observed in some infants born prematurely. Vaccination of premature infants should be based on the infant's medical status, and the potential benefits and risks
  • In infants and toddlers, the most commonly reported serious adverse events were bronchiolitis (0.9%), gastroenteritis (0.9%), and pneumonia (0.9%)
  • In children 6 weeks through 17 years, the most commonly reported solicited adverse reactions were injection site tenderness, redness, or swelling, irritability, decreased appetite, decreased or increased sleep, and fever
  • In children 6 years through 17 years of age, Prevnar 13® is administered as a single dose
INDICATIONS
  • Prevnar 13® is a vaccine indicated for active immunization for the prevention of disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F, and 23F
  • In children 6 weeks through 17 years for invasive disease caused by the 13 serotypes, and for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age for otitis media caused by 7 of the 13 serotypes only (4, 6B, 9V, 14, 18C, 19F, and 23F)
Limitations of Use and Effectiveness
  • Prevnar 13® will only help protect against S. pneumoniae serotypes in the vaccine
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of vaccines to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visit www.vaers.hhs.gov or call 1-800-822-7967.
Please see full Prescribing Information for Prevnar 13®.

Reference:

1.Prevnar 13® (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein]) Prescribing Information, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc, 2016.

Burden of disease

A commitment to identifying the burden of IPD

In 2013, IPD cases, including bacteremia and meningitis, were more prevalent than 4 other serious childhood diseases combined1

Diagram explaining the burden of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in children
  • Among children, the highest rates of IPD occur among those <2 years of age2

*Includes invasive disease by Haemophilus influenzae serotype b, nonserotype b, and unknown serotype.1

Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis among children <5 years of age in the United States3

  • Study description 

    Based on 2013 passive surveillance of notifiable disease cases among children <5 years of age reported to the CDC. Data were collected and compiled from reports sent by state health departments and territories to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, which is operated by the CDC in collaboration with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. Policies for reporting notifiable disease cases can vary by disease or reporting jurisdiction.1