A 77-year-old female asked:
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77 yr old half immune system (comprimised)with left side shoulder lymph nodes removed breast cancer 9 yrs ago possible to have a pneumonia vaccination

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: The removal of lymph nodes per se is unlikely to affect your overall immune status. You do however need pneumococcal vaccine with Prenar 13 first followed by Pneumovax 23 in 6-12 months. These are recommended for all people >65 (some say earlier) .
Answered on Aug 7, 2017
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