A 21-year-old member asked:
At what age should a healthy adult consider the pneumonia vaccine?
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Internal Medicine 17 years experience
6.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Age 65: If otherwise healthy, the pneumococcal vaccine is recommended as a one time vaccine at age 65 or over. People at high risk for complications from pneumonia, sepsis or meningitis (other than age), generally those with chronic disease, should consider getting it earlier. To find out what other cancer tests and vaccines you need, consider the iphone app my health checklist 2012.
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Last updated Nov 21, 2014
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