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How often does a person get a pneumonia shot

By Anonymous July 20, 2017 - 1:14am
 
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for your question.

CDC recommends 2 pneumococcal vaccines for all adults 65 years or older.

You should receive a dose of PCV13 first, followed by a dose of PPSV23, at least 1 year later.

If you've already received any doses of PPSV23, the dose of PCV13 should be given at least 1 year after receipt of the most recent PPSV23 dose.

If you've already received a dose of PCV13 at a younger age, another dose of PCV13 is not recommended.

Regards,
Maryann

July 20, 2017 - 9:19am
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