Pneumococcal Vaccine, Polyvalent

Category: Vaccination

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Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV)—known as Pneumovax 23 (PPV-23)—is the first pneumococcal vaccine derived from a capsular polysaccharide, and an important landmark in medical history[according to whom?]. The polysaccharide antigens were used to induce type-specific antibodies that enhanced opsonization, phagocytosis, and killing of Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcal) bacteria by phagocytic immune cells. The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is widel...

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Pneumococcal Vaccine, Polyvalent
  • Injection: 25mcg/isolate, Combo
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