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A 18-year-old male asked:

Is any vaccine available to give protection against pneumoccocal pneumonia?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Yes: Yes here in the United States, but i would imagine its also available in india but not as readily.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Yes: There are 2 -the conjugate and the polysaccharide version.The latter is available for adults. Both for pediatrics.They are not perfect, but prevent a number, but not all strains.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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