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What are the current recommendations for routine vaccination of children with PCV13?

All infants should be given a primary series of PCV13, at ages 2, 4, and 6 months with a booster at age 12 to 15 months. Children who fall behind should be given catch-up vaccination through age 59 months, if otherwise healthy, or through age 71 months if they have certain underlying medical conditions.

For pneumococcal vaccination of children ages 2 through 5 years, see the CDC summary here:

Last reviewed: July 26, 2022

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