Vaccine Name :

PCV: Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

About Vaccination :

Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by the bacteria pneumococcus. People can be infected with the bacteria, or they can carry it in their throat, and not be ill. Those carriers can still spread it, primarily in droplets from their nose or mouth when they breathe, cough, or sneeze. Depending on what organ or part of the body is infected, pneumococcal disease will cause any of several serious illnesses, including: Bacterial meningitis, an infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord that can lead to confusion, coma, and death as well as other physical effects, such as blindness or paralysis. Pneumonia, an infection of the lungs and a common bacterial complication of influenza otitis media, a middle ear infection that can cause pain, swelling, sleeplessness, fever, and irritability Bacteraemia, a dangerous infection of the blood stream ,Sinus infections.

Total Number of Dosage : 

4

Dosage Time : 

Dose 1 : 10 weeks
Dose 2 : 14 weeks
Dose 3 : 15 months
Dose 4 : 6 weeks

Importance : 

Protects against the pneumococcal infections. Meningitis, pneumonia, and certain serious ear infections can be caused by the bacteria.

After Effects: 

No Major Side Effects

Tentative Cost : 

Rs.3800 – Rs.4800

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