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A 30-year-old male asked:

Vaccinated for pneumococcal 7 conjugate vaccine (4 doses) as a child.later, i developed t1 diabetes.do i need the pneumococcal polysaccharide vax too?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Optional for now: The PCV7(now 13) given to infants was/is designed to ward off germs to which their more vulnerable to as infants. A PCV13 is now considered a good idea in those 65 & older as is the polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine. All bacterial vaccines like PCV or the earlier polysaccharide vaccine have a limited period of benefit. Although you may get an immune boost from use at your age, its optional @30

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