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Question about the pneumovax how safe at 90?

Pneumovax: Well tolerated but likely less effective at age 90. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Pneumococcal Vaccine (Definition)

Pneumococcal vaccine is an immunization which is a kind of ...Read more


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Ok to get pneumovax if allergic to eggs?

Ok to get pneumovax if allergic to eggs?

Ok: There is no contraindication on receiving the Pneumovax vaccine with an egg allergy. ...Read more

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Question about the pneumovax how safe at 90?

Pneumovax: Well tolerated but likely less effective at age 90. ...Read more

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Ok to get pneumovax if allergic to eggs?

Ok: There is no contraindication on receiving the Pneumovax vaccine with an egg allergy. ...Read more

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Could pneumovax vaccine also prevent multiple organ failure?

Could pneumovax vaccine also prevent multiple organ failure?

Hard to say early on: The vaccine will help the recipient develop resistance to many strains of pneumococcus germs. It is plausible that it might prevent an infection that could become deadly and cause such failures. By itself, the vaccine simply promotes good health, it is not a magic potion. ...Read more

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I had the pneumovax vaccine 5 years ago. Do I need the new pneumococcal vaccine?

I had the pneumovax vaccine 5 years ago. Do I need the new pneumococcal vaccine?

Recommended: for seniors, or others with compormized immunity, who do not always get adequate antibody response to the pneumovax vaccine. The new vaccine has a different formulation that seems to generate a strong response and includes the current major invasive strains of S. pneumoniae bacteria. ...Read more

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How many days after the Pneumovax vaccine are you safe from a severe allergic reaction?

How many days after the Pneumovax vaccine are you safe from a severe allergic reaction?

Hours not days: Any severe allergic reaction would happen within minutes to hours after an injection. More minor reactions like soreness or swelling at the site or a rash would happen within 2-3 days. ...Read more

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I've read conflicting info on effectiveness of pneumovax vaccine. One doc said i should, another said it won't make a difference. Need advice?

I've read conflicting info on effectiveness of pneumovax vaccine. One doc said i should, another said it won't make a difference. Need advice?

Depends on your condition: Some patients need to be vaccinated as Asplenia patients (lost their spleens), chronic kidney disease, sometimes asthmatics or heart failure patients, and others. If you're otherwise healthy, no harm if you don't get it, as you already have a competent immune system and can fight infection without being compromised by other factors, wish you wellness ...Read more