Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV 13) vaccine protects against 13 strains of pneumococcal bacteria.
Healthy infants need 3 shots of Prevnar 13 at 2, 4 and 12 months of age.
Infants and children at higher risk of pneumococcal disease get 4 shots of Prevnar 13 at 2, 4, 6 and 12 months of age.
- An additional vaccine which protects against more types of pneumococcal bacteria
- Not part of the routine immunization schedule for children
- Provided for free for people at high risk
- Given to people 2 years of age or older who have certain medical conditions
For more information about the pneumococcal vaccines and who should get them, see the following: