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How often do you need a pneumonia vaccine

A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 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
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 37 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 22 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
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Pneumonia vaccine 90: Yes at your age it is a good idea to get it if you have not had it already.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 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.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Yes, : Yes, there is a pneumonia vaccine available. It is recommended for all children under five years old, with the first dose available at six weeks. Th... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Fein
Specializes in Family Medicine
Smokers for starters: The latest group of people that have been targeted are smokers, because they catch pneumonias more often. The other large group of patients to receiv... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Fever free: The best recommendation is to wait until you are fever free. I have given the shot to many pneumonia patients when they are discharge from the hospit... Read More

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