Administration and implementation

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Icon of a syringe shaking
  • Shake vigorously prior to use to obtain a homogenous, white suspension in the vaccine container
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Icon of a do not use image
  • Do not use the vaccine if it cannot be suspended or if particulate matter or discoloration is found
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Icon of a syringe
  • For intramuscular use only
  • The preferred sites for injection are the anterolateral aspect of the thigh in infants and the deltoid muscle of the upper arm in toddlers and children. Do not inject in the gluteal area or areas where there may be a major nerve trunk and/or blood vessel
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  • After being shipped, Prevnar 13® (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein]) may arrive at temperatures between 2°C and 25°C (36°F and 77°F)
  • Store refrigerated at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F)
  • Prevnar 13® is stable at temperatures up to 25°C (77°F) for 4 days. These data are not recommendations for shipping or storage, but may guide decisions for use in case of temporary temperature excursions
  • Do not freeze (discard if vaccine has been frozen)
CDC=Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.