A 68-year-old female asked:
I had the pneumovax vaccine 5 years ago. do i need the new pneumococcal vaccine?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Recommended: for seniors, or others with compormized immunity, who do not always get adequate antibody response to the pneumovax vaccine. The new vaccine has a different formulation that seems to generate a strong response and includes the current major invasive strains of S. pneumoniae bacteria.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
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Last updated Feb 17, 2015
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