Prevenar-13 protective in adults

The 13-valent polysaccharide conjugate vaccine, marketed as Prevenar 13 (Pfizer), has been registered in Australia since 2010 and used in the NIP for children aged 12–35 months. A 23-valent vaccine (Pneumovax 23, CSL/Merck) is funded by the NIP for use in adults.