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Vaxneuvance is indicated for active immunisation for the prevention of invasive disease and pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in individuals 18 years of age and older1.
The use of Vaxneuvance should be in accordance with official recommendations.
POSOLOGY AND METHOD OF ADMINSTRATION1
Individuals 18 years of age and older
1 dose (0.5 mL).
The need for revaccination with a subsequent dose of Vaxneuvance has not been established.
The safety and efficacy of Vaxneuvance in children and adolescents less than 18 years of age have not been established
One dose of Vaxneuvance may be given to individuals who have one or more underlying conditions predisposing them to an increased risk of pneumococcal disease (e.g.,adults living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or immunocompetent adults 18 to 49 years of age with risk factors for pneumococcal disease; see section 5.1).
METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION1
The vaccine should be administered by intramuscular injection. The preferred site is the deltoid muscle of the upper arm.
No data are available for administration via the subcutaneous or intradermal routes.
|System Organ Class||Frequency||Adverse Reactions|
|Immune system disorders||Rare||Hypersensitivity reaction including urticaria, tongue oedema, flushing, and throat tightness|
|Nervous system disorders||Very Common||Headache|
|Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders||Uncommon||Rash|
|Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders||Very Common||Myalgia|
|General disorders and administration site conditions||Very Common||Injection-site pain|
**common in adults 18 to 49 years of age
Mechanism of Action1
Vaxneuvance contains 15 purified pneumococcal capsular polysaccharides from Streptococcus pneumoniae (1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F, 22F, 23F, 33F), each conjugated to a carrier protein (CRM197). Vaxneuvance elicits a T-cell dependent immune response to induce antibodies that enhance opsonisation, phagocytosis, and killing of pneumococci to protect against pneumococcal disease.