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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Good idea!: In the US, doctors routinely give to people 65 and older: 1 dose of PCV13 first then give 1 dose of PPSV23 at least 1 year later. PCV13 (Prevnar) is ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
3 Hib, 3 Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine): Hemophilus influ. Type b (hib) can cause meningitis, skin infections, possibly fatal throat (epiglottis) infections, etc... There are 3 shots for hib ... Read More
Dr. Terry Brenneman
45 years experience Pediatrics
2-4 hib, 3-4 Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine): Two different hib vaccines exist. One is given at 2, 4, and 6 months with a 4th dose at 12-15 months. The other is given at 2, 4, and 12-15 months. ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Four: Research has demonstrated that doses at 2, 4, 6, months and a booster between 12-15 months provides maximum immunity.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: Prevnar and Pneumovax are indicated for patients 65yrs+ to help prevent pneumococcal infections including pneumonia. It is recommended to get Prevnar ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Synflorix: You may safely substitute synflorix for your childs thirdpneumococcal shot.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: No contra indication
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Prevnar: I see no reason he should not get a vaccination.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: But perhaps after lock down? You can not contract pneumonia (bacterial) if you are not in contact with people. So sit tight for now. But yes very wise ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not particularly: The prevnar is a good vaccine & can help a person develop antibodies to the strains in the vaccine. However, it is seldom offered to kids at 11 be ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Yes: But, the longer you delay, the longer your baby will go without protection against those germs. Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) protects against menin ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Driscoll
41 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Both Hib and Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) are very important vaccines. They are very effective in preventing two serious illness.
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