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A 31-year-old female asked:

My husband has to get the pneumovax vaccine every 5 years because due to an accident he does not have a spleen. they have always injected the it into his stomach, but this year the injection was done in his left arm. will this make a difference?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: The immune system recognizes the shot in either location & responds. It is actually usually given in the deltoid muscle of the upper arm.
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Last updated May 7, 2020

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