pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine

A pneumococcal conjugate vaccine containing 13 different strains of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, used in children and studied in immunocompromised patients for the prevention of pneumococcal disease. The pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine contains capsular antigen polysaccharides derived from the S. pneumoniae serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F and 23F that are individually conjugated to a nontoxic diphtheria cross-reactive material (CRM) carrier protein (CRM197). Upon vaccination, pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine induces active immunization against 13 different serotypes of S. pneumoniae and protects against pneumococcal disease. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

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