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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.


July 20, 2017 - 9:19am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

This does not answer the question as to how many years do you normally have to wait to get another shot . I was told five years but upon looking up some information to make sure I have not found any . Can you please let me know as to how long or if there is any need for another shot and I had only gotten one shot to my recollections
So do I need to start over again to be protected Thank you for some information .

September 3, 2017 - 5:37pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

This was the only guidelines that I could find. I suggest you speak with your primary care physician about what is recommended for you.


September 4, 2017 - 8:54am
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