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I am 73 years old. How many years will the pneumonia vaccine protect me?

In Topics: Physical Health
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Oct 5, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

The Pneumovax or pneumonia vaccine is recommended for ages 2 and up and 50 and older.  Immunity is expected to be lifelong and no booster is recommended. In some cases with children and immune suppressed individuals a booster is given at five years from the original.  If you are a healthy person, no booster is required.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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