What happens if my child misses a dose of Prevnar 13?

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If your child misses a scheduled dose of Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine), he or she should receive the dose as soon as possible. There is no need to restart the vaccination schedule if your child misses a dose of Prevnar 13, so long as the missed dose is made up. If your child does not receive the full series of Prevnar 13 injections, he or she may not be fully protected from S. pneumoniae infection.

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