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 Objectives
 About Pneumococcal Disease
 About Pneumococcal Vaccine
 Indications for Vaccination
 Contraindications and
Precautions to Vaccination
 Use of the VIS,
"PNEUMOCOCCAL CONJUGATE VACCINE:
What you need to know"
 Vaccine Storage and
Handling
 Vaccine Administration
 Adverse Reactions
Following Vaccination
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Contraindications and Precautions to Vaccination

The safety of PPSV23 for pregnant women has not been studied, although no adverse consequences have been reported among newborns whose mothers were inadvertently vaccinated during pregnancy. Women who are at high risk of pneumococcal disease and who are candidates for pneumococcal vaccine should be vaccinated before pregnancy, if possible.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has not published pregnancy recommendations for PCV13 at this time. The use of PCV13 is limited among women of childbearing age.

Silhouette of a pregnant woman.

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