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Who should not receive Prevnar 13?

Children with coagulation disorders of the blood should not receive Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine). These disorders include thrombocytopenia and any other conditions that make intramuscular injection implausible. Additionally, immunization may be delayed in children with fevers or infections. Prevnar is recommended only for adults who have compromised immune systems.

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