How often should prevnar pneumonia shot be given to senior...

Question: 

How often should prevnar pneumonia shot be given to senior over 65

Answer: 

Prevnar® 13 is free for adults at high risk of pneumococcal disease due to receipt of HSCT (blood and marrow transplant) and HIV infection. Prevnar® 13 is a one time dose. In BC, Pneumovax® 23‎ vaccine is publicly funded (free) for seniors over the age of 65. A once-only revaccination  of Pneumovax® 23 should be offered 5 years after the initial immunization to those who have certain medical conditions. Learn about these vaccines here.

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