Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)
When: At 2, 4, 6 and 12 months old
Why your baby needs this: It protects your infant from contracting a bacterial infection that causes pneumonia, blood poisoning and meningitis, and is one of the most common causes of death in the U.S. from a vaccine-preventable disease. Since 2000, when American children began receiving this vaccine, the rate of hospitalization due to pneumococcal pneumonia has declined 58 percent in children under 2 years old.
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