Pneumococcal 20-valent conjugate vaccine (By injection)
Pneumococcal 20-Valent Vaccine, Diphtheria Conjugate (NOO-moe-KOK-al 20-VAY-lent VAX-een, dif-THEER-ee-a KON-joo-gate)
Prevnar 20There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This vaccine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to pneumococcal or diphtheria toxoid vaccine.
How to Use This Medicine:
- Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot into one of your muscles.
- A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Some medicines can affect how this vaccine works. Tell your doctor if you are receiving a treatment or medicine that can weaken your immune system (including radiation treatment, steroid medicine, or cancer medicine).
- Tell your doctor if you have already received another pneumococcal vaccine.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Tell your doctor if you have a weak immune system. You may not be fully protected by this vaccine.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Joint or muscle pain
- Pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the shot was given
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Last Updated: 8/5/2022