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PCV13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate) vaccine

Some children should not get PCV13 or should wait

Children should not get PCV13 if they had a serious (life-threatening) allergic reaction to a previous dose of this vaccine, to PCV7, or to any vaccine containing diphtheria toxoid (for example, DTaP).

Children who are known to have a severe allergy to ay component of PCV7 or PCV13 should not get PCV13. Tell your healthcare provider if your child has any severe allergies.

Children with minor illnesses, such as a cold, may be vaccinated. But children who are moderately or severely ill should usually wait until they recover before getting the vaccine.

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