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Amy Rasmussen, RPh, PharmD
Pharmacist in Charge
Ryan Vitzthum, RPh, PharmD
Clinical Manager
2511 Green Bay St.
La Crosse, WI54601
Tel: (608) 775-8585
Fax: (608) 775-8598
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Sun: 10:00 to 4:00
Mon: 8:30 to 6:00
Tue: 8:30 to 6:00
Wed: 8:30 to 6:00
Thu: 8:30 to 6:00
Fri: 8:30 to 6:00
Sat: 8:30 to 4:00
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Sun: 10:00 to 4:00
Mon: 8:00 to 7:00
Tue: 8:00 to 7:00
Wed: 8:00 to 7:00
Thu: 8:00 to 7:00
Fri: 8:00 to 7:00
Sat: 8:00 to 5:00
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Delivery Radius: 5 miles
Min Purchase: $0
Delivery Fee: $0
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Pharmacy Overview

Pneumococcal Vaccine: What Should I Know?

What is it?

·         Protects against the bacteria that can cause pneumonia, meningitis, and bacteremia (blood infection)—these can cause serious illness

·         The vaccine is given as an injection in the arm, and is inactivated, which means the bacteria is killed and CANNOT cause pneumococcal infection

·         There are two types of pneumococcal vaccine, which are indicated for different age groups or medical conditions:


PCV13 –Conjugate Vaccine

PPSV23- Polysaccharide Vaccine

2 months-5 years

Four dose series is recommended

Not recommended in children under 2—

2 years and older should receive one

Children 6-18 years

Should receive one dose if they have not previously and are high-risk*

dose if they are high-risk*

Adults 19-64 years

Should receive one dose if they have not previously and are high-risk*

Should receive one dose if they: smoke, have chronic heart , lung, or liver disease, diabetes, or alcoholism

Adults 65 and over

Should receive one dose if they have not previously

One dose is recommended

High-risk*=sickle cell disease, HIV or other immunocompromising condition, Hodgkin’s, lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, cochlear implant, cerebrospinal fluid leak, chronic renal failure or nephrotic syndrome, organ or bone transplant, without a spleen

Are there any side effects?

·         Redness, swelling, or pain at the injection site

·         Mild systemic effects like fever, headache, fatigue, chills, muscle and joint pain

Who should not receive this vaccine?

·         Healthy children and adults age 5-64 who are not at high risk for the infection

·         People who currently have moderate to severe acute illness should wait until they are better to get the vaccine

Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions about the pneumococcal vaccine

Information adapted from:

1.       Musher, DM. Peumococcal vaccination in adults. In: UpToDate, Post TW (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA. (Accessed on November 24, 2015.)

2.       Pneumococcus: Questions and Answers Information about the disease and vaccines. Immunize Action Coalition. Accessed November 24, 2015.


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