Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Ida | 2011/03/03


Synflorix vs Prevenar

Dear Doc

I am told that Synflorix protects against more strains than Prevenar at present (although a new Prevenar vaccine is apparently in the pipeline?).

What would you suggest that I request for my 8 week old baby to be given? I assume that EITHER Synflorix OR Prevenar is given?

Thank you

Expert's Reply



Synflorix covers children for 10 strains of pneumococcal bacteria against the present 7 for Prevenar. The new Prevenar will cover for 13 strains. As the new Prevenar13 is not yet available, it would be best to give your baby the Synflorix now.

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Posted by: tracy | 2011/06/24

would one have prevenar 13 or synflorix administered to a baby in the eastern cape south africa? which is the best/most effective for the area

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