Synflorix (pneumococcal vaccine) can now be prescribed for use in children from 2–5 years of age.
The recommended vaccination schedule consists of 2 doses of 0.5ml with a minimum interval of 2 months between doses. It is recommended that children who receive a first dose of Synflorix should complete the full vaccination course with Synflorix. A 6-month booster dose should be given according to the dose regimen that is appropriate to their age at the time of commencing the vaccination series.
This licence extension now means that the vaccine can be given to children from 6 weeks up to 5 years of age.