as a 74 year old, immunocompromised senior, should I have...

Question: 

as a 74 year old, immunocompromised senior, should I have the PPSV23 vaccine? I had Prevnar 13 in 2016

Answer: 

The Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (PPV23 ) protects against 23 types of pneumococcal bacteria and is recommended and publicly funded (free) for all seniors 65 years of age and older. 

A second dose of PPV23 vaccine is recommended for people with certain medical conditions. Speak with your health care provider to find out if you need a second dose of PPV23 vaccine five years later.

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019