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I am 46 year old male with asthma. my dr. suggest i get a pneumococcal vaccine. pharmacy has prevnar 13 and pneumovax 23, what vaccine is better?

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Pneumovax 23: Pneumovax 23 is the immunization for you. Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 is an immunization for primaryimmunization in children under 4 years of age. ;)

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