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What to do if I got the pneumnia vaccinaton 10 years ago when I was 56. Do I need a booster pneumonia shot?

What to do if I got the pneumnia vaccinaton 10 years ago when I was 56. Do I need a booster pneumonia shot?

See below. : A second dose can be given after the age of 65 and at least 5 years after the first dose (which is your case). So you are ok to have the second dose. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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Two weeks ago, got a flu shot in left arm and a pneumonia booster in right arm. Left arm fine. Right arm has heavy feeling for past two weeks?

Two weeks ago, got a flu shot in left arm and a pneumonia booster in right arm. Left arm fine. Right arm has heavy feeling for past two weeks?

Not serious: This is not common but does occur. It may be your immune response to the shot. As long as you can use the arm, in a normal fashion, then there is not a problem and should pass.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am 66. Do I need to get a booster pneumonia vaccination?

I am 66. Do I need to get a booster pneumonia vaccination?

Depends on which vac: If you have had Pnumococcal PSV23 already then you need A dose of new Pneumococcal vaccine PCV 13 Discuss with your doctor
If you are high risk with any immune problem tha you may need a second PSV23 Vaccine as well if 5 years have passed since last dose ...Read more

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My 36 year old daughter is diagnosed with pertussis pneumonia after receiving dot booster three years ago. What are the long term implications, follow?

My 36 year old daughter is diagnosed with pertussis pneumonia after receiving dot booster three years ago. What are the long term implications, follow?

It happens: As a bacterial disease, pertussis acquisition depends on level of exposure and level of resistance. The vaccine, though helpful, will not prevent the illness but has been shown to reduce intensity for the individual & epidemics in the community. Pertussis is most deadly among those under a year old, but does trigger the "100 days " cough in adults. Even full disease does not confer total immunity. ...Read more

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What’s a tdep shot? Do I need a booster?

What’s a tdep shot? Do I need a booster?

TdaP: Tdap is the combined vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis or whooping cough. It is recommended that this vaccine be given to persons who are in immediate company of any newborn infant, e.g., father, mother or mother-to-be, grandparents, babysitters and nannies. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a pneumonia shot?

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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Why do people need a tetanus booster shot?

Why do people need a tetanus booster shot?

Protection wears off: The protection provided by a tetanus shot usually provides ample levels of circulating antibody protection for up to ten years. After that point it fades & the person may develop tetanus if exposed. Protection from tetanus & several other bacteria based vaccines does not last as long as most viral vaccines & must be boosted periodically to maintain protection. ...Read more

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Can you get tetanus 7 years after a booster shot?

Can you get tetanus 7 years after a booster shot?

UNLIKELY: Most are considered well covered by a booster within 10 years. Some recommend those working in high risk environments like landscaping and gardening consider boosters every 5 yr. ...Read more

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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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I received an adult dtap booster shot two years ago. Do I need another booster?

I received an adult dtap booster shot two years ago. Do I need another booster?

No: If you completed the dtap primary series in the past, an adult booster will be effective for 10 years. Those who work in occupations that bring you in contact with the soil & inflict cuts & abraisions on a regular basis, the tetanus may need renewal after 5 yrs. ...Read more

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Does a tetanus booster I had 10 yrs. Ago count as the first in a series of 3 shots?

Does a tetanus booster I had 10 yrs. Ago count as the first in a series of 3 shots?

Depends: If you never had a tetanus shot previously then it was the first. If you had the primary series in childhood, it is just a booster & due again every 10 years. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone were going to have reaction to booster shot what is the time frame?

Could you tell me if someone were going to have reaction to booster shot what is the time frame?

Few days: Any vaccine (including booster) can cause side effects. For the most part these are minor (for example, a sore arm or low-grade fever) and go away within a few days. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if I refuse to get a booster shot for my child upon entering school?

Could you tell me what happens if I refuse to get a booster shot for my child upon entering school?

Depends : In some states you must vaccinate or face the childs exclusion from day care or state funded school systems. There is often a method of obtaining a waver based on personal or religious beliefs, but you should have it in hand at registration. Check with the special services section of the school system. ...Read more

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How likely am I to catch whopping cough as an adult if I have had already had a booster shot for it?

How likely am I to catch whopping cough as an adult if I have had already had a booster shot for it?

Unlikely: It is very unlikely to get it as an adult specially if you had the booster shot. Check with your doctor to make sure you did not misdiagnosed ...Read more

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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

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I have had tetanus shots before but do not want to go in for my ten-year, can I just get the shot booster in the future if I get a deep cut and comein?

Tetanus Safety: Tetanus vaccination is available as Tdap(tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis) or Td (tetanus diphtheria). If you have received Td next time that is after 10 years get the Tdap. The safety interval is as short as less than 2 years between shots but try to wait at least 5 years to reduce side effects. ...Read more

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Is it wrong to get a booster shot one month after it is due?

Is it wrong to get a booster shot one month after it is due?

No: Get your booster shot as soon as possible. For most typical vaccination series, you don't need to start all over again. Check out http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule-easy-read.pdf to see what's recommended for your age (and medical conditions). Strongly consider meningococcal vaccine if you live in a dorm. Also, HPV series to prevent certain cancers. ...Read more

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Pneumonia shots is only for people over 50 or anyone can take that?

Pneumonia shots is only for people over 50 or anyone can take that?

Things to ponder: This vaccine like many others can be given to almost anyone at almost any time. However, one must understand the limitations of any vaccine. This "pneumonia shot" does not prevent all pneumonias. It allows a person to develop antibodies that help avoid or lessen the intensity of a few types of pneumonia, but does nothing for other types. It is suggested > 50 since their systems are often weaker ...Read more

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What is tetanus shot booster for?

What is tetanus shot booster for?

Protection wears off: The protection provided by a tetanus shot usually provides ample levels of circulating antibody protection for up to ten years. After that point it fades & the person may develop tetanus if exposed. Protection from tetanus & several other bacteria based vaccines does not last as long as most viral vaccines & must be boosted periodically to maintain protection. ...Read more

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Any advice about botox "booster" shots. Do they work?

Any advice about botox "booster" shots. Do they work?

Yes: Sometimes it takes more than the typical 20-24 units of Botox to stop the muscles from moving. A little booster shot can help achieve that. A touch up treatment is usually down about 2 weeks after the initial treatment. ...Read more

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In what grade do children need a tetanus shot booster?

In what grade do children need a tetanus shot booster?

4 yrs and 11 yrs: Tetanus boosters are given at kindergarten entry (4 or 5 years old) in the form of dtap. Then a different vaccine, tdap, which contains a tetanus booster is given again at age 11. A tetanus shot is good for 5-10 years. If there is an injury and the last tetanus shot was more than 5 years ago, then a booster may be needed right away. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a pneumonia shot while you have pneumonia?

Depends: Most would delay giving a vaccine to anyone with a worrisome febrile illness. Not because it would be harmful but to monitor the patient for a febrile reaction to the shot. Pneumonia can be caused by many germs & the shot will not treat pneumonia. Any benefit would be from antibodies that takes a few weeks to build & applies only to the pneumonia strains in the vaccine. ...Read more

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I would like advice about botox booster shots. Can anyone help?

I would like advice about botox booster shots. Can anyone help?

Botox booster shots: Hello

You may not need these booster shots. It depends on your muscle activity, the actual amount of BoTox injected and your expectations. What you get may not be what you've received / expected before. There are few "deals" that are lasting results. ...Read more