How will my child be given Prevnar 13?

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Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) is administered as a shot for children under nine years of age. Typically, it is given as a routine series of shots at two months, 4 months, 6 months and 12-15 months of age. However, the number of shots administered depends upon a child's age at first immunization: four shots for children six weeks to six months of age, three shots for children seven to 11 months of age, two shots for children one to two years of age and one shot for children two to nine years of age. Although it is approved for use up to age nine, it is recommended that Prevnar 13 not be routinely given to children over five years of age.

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