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I'm 75 yrs. of age. Got a pneumonia shot 3 yrs. ago. Also got the new Prevcar 13 just last year. Do I need these every year?

I'm 75 yrs. of age.  Got a pneumonia shot 3 yrs. ago.  Also got the new Prevcar 13 just last year.  Do I need these every year?

Pneumovax is : recommended every 5 years. The Flu vaccine is every year. Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 is usually a one time dose but CDC will come out with their recommendation in 2018. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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How long does pain stay in your arm after pneumonia shot?

How long does pain stay in your arm after pneumonia shot?

Injection site pain: Usually lasts only a day or two for most people. Using the arm may reduce soreness. If arm swells significantly or becomes red & hot & pain worsens, contact your doc. ...Read more

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I received pneumonia shot last thursday. My arm started huting really bad sunday?

I received pneumonia shot last thursday. My arm started huting really bad sunday?

Luke warm compress: Inflammation of the site of injection is common after vaccinations. Take NSAID and compress with luke warm water. Make sure it is not infeted. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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What to do if I got pneumonia shot last thursday. my arm started huting really bad sunday?

What to do if I got pneumonia shot last thursday. my arm started huting really bad sunday?

Sometimes: The most common side effects are: • pain, warmth, soreness, redness, swelling, and hardening at the injection site • headache • weakness, feeling tired • muscle pain If symptoms continue contact your physician ...Read more

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Does a pneumococcal vaccine give complete immunity agst pneumonia and does it last life long? Thx

Does a pneumococcal vaccine give complete immunity agst pneumonia and does it last life long? Thx

No / maybe: The pneumococcal vaccines (childhood or adult form) boost the immune system by helping develop antibodies to the strains of the germ contained in the vaccines.Pneumonia can be caused by many germs not effected by the vaccine, and the vaccine may not be 100% protective against pneumoccus in all individuals.Revaccination in adults who receive 1st dose < 65 is considered >5yrs but not routein after. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a pneumonia shot?

Sore arm: The pneumonia vaccine is very well tolerated in the vast majority of cases. Mild arm soreness is the most common reaction. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is such a thing as a pneumonia shot ?

I need to know if there is such a thing as a pneumonia shot ?

Yes: There are two vaccines to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia: Pneumovax and Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13, recommended for older individuals and people with certain medical conditions. Pneumonia can also be cause by haemophilus influenzae (“h. Flu”), and vaccination is recommended in children. ...Read more

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Will a pneumonia shot be needed more than every 10 yr if 92 ?

Will a pneumonia shot be needed more than every 10 yr if 92 ?

No: If one dose of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine was given at age 65 (which is the standard recommendation), then no additional doses are necessary thereafter, unless if there is an underlying immune deficiency that increases their risk of having frequent infections. There is no proven benefit of repeat doses of pneumococcal vaccine after the single dose at age 65. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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