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Ask the Experts: Pneumococcal: Administering Vaccines

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No. There are no data on the effectiveness of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine given by the intravenous route. The patient has renal disease, so it is important to ensure that the dose they receive is effective. CDC recommends repeating the dose.

Last reviewed: July 26, 2022

PPSV23 may be administered by intramuscular (IM) or subcutaneous (subcut) routes. PCV are administered IM. has produced a simple handout that summarizes the dose, route, site, and needle length for administration of all recommended vaccines to adults and children:

Last reviewed: July 26, 2022

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