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Vaccination for preterm infants

Preterm infants may need extra doses of some vaccines to optimise protection against disease

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Last updated: 
3 January 2019
Last reviewed: 
3 January 2019

Definitions

13vPCV
13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
23vPPV
23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
anti-HBs
antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen
HBsAg
hepatitis B surface antigen
PRP
polyribosylribitol phosphate
PT
pertussis toxoid
SIDS
sudden infant death syndrome