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 using the correct route of administration (intramuscular).

Last reviewed: April 5, 2024

PPSV23 may be administered by intramuscular (IM) or subcutaneous (Subcut) routes. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines 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: April 5, 2024

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