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Pneumovax 23 Vaccine Dosage

Generic name: pneumococcal polysaccharides vaccine (PPSV), 23-valent

Drug class: Bacterial vaccines

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD.


Recommended Adult Dosing

Dosage forms:  INJ


[0.5 mL SC/IM x1]
Info: for high-risk pts <65 yo and all pts 65 yo and older per ACIP guidelines; give >8wk after PCV13 or PCV15 if high risk, otherwise give >1y after PCV13 or PCV15; repeat x1 after 5y in high-risk pts or in pts 65 yo and older who received 1st dose when <65 yo and >5y ago; search ‘immunization’ for epocrates Adult Immunization decision tool incl. links to CDC/ACIP schedules

Renal dosing

[no adjustment]
renal impairment: no adjustment
HD/PD: no adjustment; no supplement

Hepatic dosing

chronic hepatic dz: no adjustment



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