23vPPV

23vPPV 23 valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, a vaccine that is made of the 23 most frequently seen types of virulent (causes illness) S. Pneumonia strains. This is really important for patients without a spleen, as the spleen usually helps develop resistance to these organisms. It si also usually given to elderly, immunocompromised.

Compare with PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine):

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