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Can you tell me about the pneumococcal vaccine (for chronic ear infections)?

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
Works well: Pneumococcal disease accounts for about 50% of bacterial ear infections. The vaccine targets the 13 most common strains in that family. It works well in reducing ear infections, pneumonia, blood infections and meningitis. It is 1 to 4 shots, depending on age.

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