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How should we administer both pneumococcal vaccines (PCV13 and PPSV23) to our high-risk pediatric patients?

All children with risk factors for pneumococcal disease or its complications should be vaccinated with PPSV23 beginning at age 2 years. If they are age-eligible and are due for a dose of PCV13, give PCV13 first and then wait 8 weeks before giving PPSV23. For more information on vaccination of high-risk pediatric patients, see pages 26–27 of the ACIP statement at

Last reviewed: July 26, 2022

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