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  • Pneumococcal
  • Recommendations for Children

A 2-month-old was mistakenly given PPSV23 instead of PCV13. What should be done?

PPSV23 is not effective in children less than 24 months of age. PPSV23 given to children younger than 2 years old should not be considered part of the pneumococcal vaccination series. PCV13 should be administered as soon as the error is discovered. Any time the wrong vaccine is given, the parent/patient should be notified.

Last reviewed: July 26, 2022

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