Can Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax (23) be given at the same time...

Question: 

Can Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax (23) be given at the same time in someone over 60. A pharmacist recommended this to us

Answer: 

No, Prevnar 13 (PCV13) and Pneumvax 23 (PPV23) should not be given at the same time. Unimmunized individuals should receive PCV13 vaccine first followed by PPV23 at least 8 weeks later. If PPV23 has already been administered, PCV13 should be administered at least one year later. Read more here about pneumococcal disease and vaccine.

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