I am 54 years old and have asthma, I'm currently using...

Question: 

I am 54 years old and have asthma, I'm currently using Advair diskus 500, 2 doses per day. Should I get the Prevnar 13 vaccine at this time of the situation of Covid-19 to prevent any serious infection? Thanks.

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. Learn about this vaccine here.

Immunization with Prevnar® 13 vaccine may be considered and purchased on an individual basis. Discuss this vaccine with your health care provider. Learn about vaccines for adults here. You can get free vaccines from your local health unit, most pharmacies and some doctors’ offices. You can purchase non-publicly funded vaccines at most pharmacies and travel clinics. Services vary throughout BC.

ImmunizeBC Nurse