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How often do you need a pneumonia vaccine

A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: it is given in childhood but it is also given to adults over age 65 and to those adults felt to be at risk for pneumococcal disease ( like smokers and... Read More
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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Pneumococcal Vaccine: Streptococcus Pneumoniae is a bacterium; causes severe invasive infections: pneumonia, meningitis, & more. Highest risk of infection occurs in chi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes and No: There are many different types of pneumonia including many different bacteria, viruses and even fungus and chemicals, etc... There is no vaccine to c... Read More
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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Yes: Not for pneumonia in general but there is a vaccine against a common cause of community acquired pneumonia ( strep pneumonia that many people should g... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Pneumonia Vaccine: There are three kinds of pneumonia vaccine, two kind are for children only and are given in series of shots beginning at age 2 months.Pps vaccine for ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Pneumonia vaccine 90: Yes at your age it is a good idea to get it if you have not had it already.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Once is good/high ri: It is good to have it after age 50 and medicare covers.High risk people will need every 5 years like copd, cardiac condition etc.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Varies with age: If you are referring to the adult preparation the answer is simple. The pn23 vaccine is given once to adults after the age of 65 and may be given a se... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Pneumovax: The most common side effects seen with Pneumovax are injection site reactions (such as redness, pain, warmth, swelling, or a lump). These reactions oc... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Ask your dr.: Adults 19 to 64 years old with medical conditions (for example, certain kidney diseases, cigarette smoking, asthma, chronic heart or lung disease, asp... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Maybe,maybe not: This can boost the waning immunity of someone this age.It is no guarantee but can help.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Some types pna: Certain types of pneumonia particularly pneumococcal and if your physician is in agreement that it would be helpful why not.
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