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When is pneumococcal vaccine started....>65 y.o.??




  #2

yes in normal healthy person at age 65 pneumococcal vaccine given.
and also in chronic lung and kidney,heart kidney diseases
aids,
taking steroids or immunosuppressants
spleenectomised pts


  #3

nod as per current recommendations



  #4

yeah even if the patient has metabolic diseases u need to give them this vaccination!
grin




  #5

65 & annually without any co-morbid conditions



  #6

carefull! NOT annually, given once at age 65 and above and then only one booster after 5 years if vaccinated before 60 or after splenectomy I think. Influenza is given annually.


  #7

booster once if PCV given first time before the age of 60 and for immunocompromised or splenectomized patient....





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