A 45-year-old member asked:
Pneumonia vaccine has to be taken once in a lifetime or more often?
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Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Varies with age: If you are referring to the adult preparation the answer is simple. The pn23 vaccine is given once to adults after the age of 65 and may be given a second time if the a first dose was given before 65. Some chronic medical conditions where the immune system is impaired may lead to additional doses on a case by case basic. Info is available at the cdc website: www.Cdc.Gov.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Pneumonia vaccine once in a lifetime or more?
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Dr. Yash Khannaanswered
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Pneumonia Vaccine: There are three kinds of pneumonia vaccine, two kind are for children only and are given in series of shots beginning at age 2 months.Pps vaccine for older children and adults is usually given as one dose.But some people will need a booster after 5 years.
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Last updated Mar 14, 2018
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