I am 65 and last week I received the first dose of the...

Question: 

I am 65 and last week I received the first dose of the Shingrix vaccine. I would also like to get the Prevnar 13 vaccine. Could you please tell me if I can go ahead now and have the Prevnar 13 vaccine or do you advise a waiting period? Thank you, 

Answer: 

There is not a required time period between a dose of Shingrix® (shingles) vaccine and a dose of Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV 13) vaccine. Please note: there is a required time period between a dose of PCV-13 and Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (PPV). Please tell your immunizing health care provider if you have had a PCV-13 or PPV vaccine in the past and on what date.

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Thursday, Apr 04, 2019