Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine

Alternative Names

Vaccine – pneumovax; Immunization – pneumovax

Definition of Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine

The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine helps protect against severe infections due to the bacteria


David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 12/18/2010

Pneumococci organism
Pneumococcal pneumonia
Pneumococcal vaccine

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