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What is the vaccine for streptococcal infection called?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: No Strep Vaccine
There is not yet a vaccine available for strep infections.
Only ongoing research.

In brief: No Strep Vaccine
There is not yet a vaccine available for strep infections.
Only ongoing research.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: PV23 and Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine)
There are many different types of streptococcal bacteria.
Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia & meningitis. A polyvalent (pv) vaccine called pv23 is available for many adults. A conjugated vaccine is recommended for children. Vaccines for group b streptococcus & other streptococcal infections are nearing perfection.

In brief: PV23 and Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine)
There are many different types of streptococcal bacteria.
Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia & meningitis. A polyvalent (pv) vaccine called pv23 is available for many adults. A conjugated vaccine is recommended for children. Vaccines for group b streptococcus & other streptococcal infections are nearing perfection.
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) & Pneumovax
There are currently 3 different vaccines to reduce infection due to streptococcus pneumoniae.
None of these vaccine prevent all types of strep infection. Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 was recently introduced to replace the original prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine). This vaccine is used routinely for children ages 2-59 months and for children 60-71 months with underlying medical conditions. Pneumovax 23 is indicated primarily for adults.

In brief: Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) & Pneumovax
There are currently 3 different vaccines to reduce infection due to streptococcus pneumoniae.
None of these vaccine prevent all types of strep infection. Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 was recently introduced to replace the original prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine). This vaccine is used routinely for children ages 2-59 months and for children 60-71 months with underlying medical conditions. Pneumovax 23 is indicated primarily for adults.
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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
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Dr. Nicolas Melgarejo
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Pneumovax
The most commonly used vaccine is pneumovax.

In brief: Pneumovax
The most commonly used vaccine is pneumovax.
Dr. Nicolas Melgarejo
Dr. Nicolas Melgarejo
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