Can the influenza vaccine and PCV13 be given at the same time?


There were reports that when influenza and PCV13 vaccines were administered at the same time in adults, antibody response was decreased. However it has now been determined that those differences were clinically insignificant.

There were also concerns that giving influenza and PCV13 vaccines at the same time increased the risk of febrile seizure in children. The AAP recently released a statement that the benefits of these vaccines outweighed the potential risk of febrile seizures (which, remember, are not associated with further risk of epilepsy or seizure disorder), and that both should be given in the same visit if indicated.


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