we had pneumonia shot with our flu shot in 2013 (flu shot...

Question: 

we had pneumonia shot with our flu shot in 2013 (flu shot every year) and the Prevnar 13 shot in 2016.when do they need to be repeated (we have flu shot every year)

Answer: 

A one time booster of Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine is given 5 years after the first, only to people with certain medical conditions. Prevnar is given as one dose only. Please consult your immunization provider to determine if a 2nd Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine is required. For more information about pneumococcal vaccines, check here. As always, flu vaccines need to be repeated yearly.

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Friday, Oct 18, 2019