A 31-year-old male asked:
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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
45 years experience in Pediatrics
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
Answered on Apr 12, 2019

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