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My patient received PCV13 a year ago and is now due for PPSV23, but my clinic only has PCV20; we do not have PPSV23 in stock. What do I do?

CDC says that PCV20 may be used instead of PPSV23 if PPSV23 is unavailable. If your clinic has PCV20 but does not have PPSV23 available at the vaccination visit, do not miss the opportunity to vaccinate. Give a single dose of PCV20.

No future doses of PPSV23 or any other pneumococcal vaccine are currently recommended following a dose of PCV20, even if the patient is younger than age 65.

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