• Pneumococcal
  • Recommendations for Adults

Adults who have no spleen need a pneumococcal conjugate vaccination (PCV) and a MenACWY meningococcal vaccine. Do adults need to space out PCV and MenACWY vaccines or can they be given together?

Studies done in children showed possible interference with the response to PCV7 when PCV7 and the Menactra brand of MenACWY-D (by Sanofi) were given simultaneously. For this reason, Menactra was recommended not to be given at the same time as PCV. However, Menactra is no longer available, so this is no longer a consideration.

Available brands of MenACWY, including MenACWY-CRM (Menveo, GSK), MenACWY-TT (MenQuadfi, Sanofi), as well as the pentavalent MenABCWY (Penbraya, Pfizer), may be administered at the same time or any time before or after any pneumococcal vaccine.

Last reviewed: April 5, 2024

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