What is PCV15?

What is PCV15?

PCV15 is an updated pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, as it includes serotypes 22F and 33F among the 15 serotypes conjugated to a CRM197 carrier protein. Both 22F and 33F are associated with invasive pneumococcal disease, and they are not contained in the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine licensed for use in adults.

When is Vaxneuvance available?

In July 2021, the FDA approved Vaxneuvance, a new pneumococcal vaccine. Vaxneuvance can be given to adults over the age of 18 and can help prevent invasive pneumococcal disease caused by 15 strains of the bacteria that causes the illness.

What does Prevnar 13 protect against?

Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal 13-valent vaccine) is used to help prevent disease caused by pneumococcal bacteria. This vaccine contains 13 different types of pneumococcal bacteria. Pneumococcal disease is a serious infection caused by a bacteria. Pneumococcal bacteria can infect the sinuses and inner ear.

What is PCV20?

The FDA has licensed two new pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) for prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease in adults: Prevnar 20 (PCV20; Pfizer), which contains antigens from 20 serotypes of pneumococcus, and Vaxneuvance (PCV15; Merck), which contains antigens from 15 serotypes.

What are the two pneumonia shots called?

To prevent pneumococcal disease, there are two types of pneumococcal vaccines: the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) and the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13).

What is the newest pneumonia vaccine?

The FDA recently approved Prevnar 20 — a new vaccine to help prevent pneumococcal disease — through its accelerated approval pathway. Pneumococcal disease can include pneumonia, meningitis, and other infections caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae.

What is the best pneumonia shot?

CDC recommends routine administration of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV15 or PCV20) for all adults 65 years or older who have never received any pneumococcal conjugate vaccine or whose previous vaccination history is unknown: If PCV15 is used, this should be followed by a dose of PPSV23 one year later.