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What is pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate?

Pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate, or PCV, is a vaccination recommended for young children and infants to prevent infections caused by the pneumococcus bacteria, which is responsible for ear infections, meningitis, pneumonia and infections of the blood. PCV vaccination prompts the body to produce antibodies that protect the body from infection, building immunity. However, these antibodies will not treat an infection. This vaccine is no longer available in the United States and has been replaced by Prevnar 13.

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