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Should I get a pneumonia vaccine at home at 90?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Probably

If you have not had the vaccine it is recommended for those > 65, discuss your situation with your doctor.

In brief: Probably

If you have not had the vaccine it is recommended for those > 65, discuss your situation with your doctor.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pneumonia vaccine 90

Yes at your age it is a good idea to get it if you have not had it already.

In brief: Pneumonia vaccine 90

Yes at your age it is a good idea to get it if you have not had it already.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

It can help you avoid a nasty /fatal case of pneumonia or blood poisoning.
It is a new use of a vaccine originally designed for infants, and now approved for your age group. However, if you are at a point where this isn't appealing to you, why bother. It will hurt a bit and be sore for a while.The choice is yours to make in the context of knowing as much about it as you can.

In brief: Depends

It can help you avoid a nasty /fatal case of pneumonia or blood poisoning.
It is a new use of a vaccine originally designed for infants, and now approved for your age group. However, if you are at a point where this isn't appealing to you, why bother. It will hurt a bit and be sore for a while.The choice is yours to make in the context of knowing as much about it as you can.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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