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What route and needle length are recommended for administration of PPSV23 or PCV vaccines?

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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