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Were you looking for information about Prevnar? Prevanar is a common misspelling of Prevnar.
 
(Prevnar is no longer available, as it has been replaced by a "new-and-improved" version. Please see Prevnar 13 for more information about the newer vaccine.)
 
Prevnar® (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) is a routine childhood vaccine typically given to infants and children under the age of two. It is used to prevent invasive pneumococcal disease and ear infections caused by certain strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae.

The antigens in Prevnar work by "tricking" the body into thinking it has been exposed to pneumococcal bacteria; if future exposure occurs, the body will produce antibodies to help fight the bacteria.
 
(Click Prevnar to find out what the vaccination schedule is for Prevnar, for more information on how the vaccine works, and to learn about possible side effects. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on Prevnar.)
 
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