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I'm a healthy 58yo. should I get Prevnar 13 now and pneumovax 5 yrs later?

I'm a healthy 58yo. should I get Prevnar 13 now and pneumovax 5 yrs later?

No: Prevnar and Pneumovax are indicated for patients 65yrs+ to help prevent pneumococcal infections including pneumonia. It is recommended to get Prevnar first, followed by Pneumovax 6-12 mos later. No booster is currently recommended. Pneumovax is recommended for patients 18-64yrs who have chronic medical conditions including Asthma, Tobacco Abuse, Diabetes, heart disease and lung disease. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Can a flu shot and prevnar 13 shot, together, cause an adverse reaction? Thank you.

Can a flu shot and prevnar 13 shot, together, cause an adverse reaction?  Thank you.

No problem: Congratulations on your wise decision to be vaccinated against both influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia. Both will cause soreness at the injection site for a few days. Otherwise the risk of side effects is very low for both vaccines, and it is entirely safe to have both at the same time. This is done very frequently. ...Read more

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I'm allergic pneumovax, would I prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13?

I'm allergic pneumovax, would I prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13?

In general, No: I matters what the details were of your allergy to Pneumovax, but generally if you had a severe reaction to the Pneumovax, most doctors would not recommend that you have the Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13. Perhaps you could give more complete details of your allergy to your present phsycian and therefor get his/hre advice on the matter. ...Read more

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Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it. Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria? Thank-you!

Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it.  Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria?  Thank-you!

No: The diphtheria proteins used for PCV-13 (Prevnar) are not antigenic for diphtheria. That means they are not recognized by the body to produce an immune response. They just help carry the pneumococcal proteins into the appropriate cells to create the immune response for the pneumococcal bacteria. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get the Hep A, Hep B, MMR, Varicella, and Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccines at the same time? If there is side effects, how quickly would they occur?

Is it ok to get the Hep A, Hep B, MMR, Varicella, and Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccines at the same time? If there is side effects, how quickly would they occur?

It is fine: The most common to all are local site soreness. The next would be swelling or redness in the muscle where one is injected. Rarely a person is allergic to some component of the vaccine & hives might occur. The immune "stress" on the body is well tolerated. That combo adds up to a fraction of the stress the old smallpox vaccine had alone. I consider separate day dosing on a kid a form of child abuse ...Read more

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Can you get pneumonia from a child who just got the prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine?

No: Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine does not contain any live bacteria or viruses. The vaccine can not cause pneumonia or infection in the person who was vaccinated or any contacts. Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine is very safe and effective. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my 7 month old daughter got her first dose of pneumoccocal vaccine(prevnar) 2 days back and still has fever.?

Should i be concerned if my 7 month old daughter got her first dose of pneumoccocal vaccine(prevnar) 2 days back and still has fever.?

No: A few days of fever is normal after Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine. If you have a measurable temperature of 100.0 f or more after 3 days, then there might be another problem and i would see the doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if a child got 2 prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccines between the age of 2-11 months old but then didn't follow up with the third?

What happens if a child got 2 prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccines between the age of 2-11 months old but then didn't follow up with the third?

Incomplete series: There is likelyhood that the degree of protection afforded by the vaccine will fade sooner. The 3rd could be completed even when delayed over a year. ...Read more

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I have Primary Immune Deficiency, MS, POTS, RA, Raynauds, etc... no response to pneumovax or prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine). ANAs always neg. Sero-negative. Please help!

I have Primary Immune Deficiency, MS, POTS, RA, Raynauds, etc... no response to pneumovax or prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine). ANAs always neg. Sero-negative. Please help!

Workup and Mgt: There are many PIDs and some are associated with autoimmune disease. Since there is so much variation, the diagnosis can be difficult. If you are prone to infections, the pattern of the infections, type and location will help your physician determine the diagnosis and treatment. If you have lung involvement, an HRCT is helpful. Most PIDs involve B cells and I would advise B cell studies. ...Read more

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I would like to know if the hip and prevenar vaccine are importante or not?

I would like to know if the hip and prevenar vaccine are importante or not?

Yes: The vaccines are only important if you dont want to risk your child dying from Hib or pneumococcal disease... These diseases are real, they are prevalent and, let there be no doubt, they are deadly. Don't screw around with Hib and pneumococcus, protect your child. ...Read more

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How many does of hip and prevenar is recomended on the first year?

How many does of hip and prevenar is recomended on the first year?

Four: Research has demonstrated that doses at 2, 4, 6, months and a booster between 12-15 months provides maximum immunity. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for us to delay the second dose of prevenar vaccine?

Can it be possible for us to delay the second dose of prevenar vaccine?

Yes it can be delaye: Yes it cam be delayed but it does not make any sense to delay the second dose if you have had first dose already.You should not delay second dose in my opinion ...Read more

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If i conceived on 9/3/12 what would be my due date could 6/23/13 possibly be my due date?

Different math: I used www.Whattoexpect.Com for help, but got 5/27/13 as your edc, so you get a month off for good behavior from your estimate. It show 31w4d. ...Read more