Pneumococcal Vaccine – Intramuscular/Subcutaneous

(also known as pneumococcal vaccine)

Why do I need this medicine?

Pneumococcal vaccine is used to protect you against infectious disease. This medicine helps prevent infections caused by certain types of bacteria called Streptococcus pneumonia.

How do I use this medicine?

Pneumococal vaccine is to be given intramuscularly (into the muscle) or subcutaneously (under the skin).

Your doctor or nurse will administer the injection for you.