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

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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