We are age 65 and wish to get pneumonia vaccinations. Can we...

Question: 

We are age 65 and wish to get pneumonia vaccinations. Can we just request this at our pharmacy or does a doctor have to prescribe them?

Answer: 

You can contact your local pharmacy and make an appointment. There is no need for a prescription. The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine that protects against 23 types of pneumococcal bacteria is available free to people 65 and over. You can find more info here.

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