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Generic Name
Pneumococcal polyvalent vaccine
Trade Name
Pneumovax 23
Risk Category
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Polyvalent pneumococcal vaccine containing purified polysaccharides of streptococcus pneumonia,Killed bacteria vaccine.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • No adequate data .
  • Recommended for pregnant women at high risk of pneumococcal infection and may provide protection to the newborn.
  • No fetal harm reported.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • No data available, women vaccinated in the last trimester of pregnancy, have elevated specific immunoglobulin A antibody titers in their breast milk up to 5 months after delivery.
  • Other Trade Names
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