does a senior still needs prevnar 13 if he had pneumovax 23 ...

Question: 

does a senior still needs prevnar 13 if he had pneumovax 23 about 8 years ago

Answer: 

The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (Prevnar 13) is recommended and provided free for adults at high risk of pneumococcal disease due to HIV infection or having had a stem cell transplant. It is also recommended by Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization but not provided free for other adults with certain medical conditions. It is available for purchase for adults that want protection.  Please discuss this further with your health care provider. 

Immunization Nurse

 

Date last updated: 
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019