Pneumonia Vaccines

Pneumonia Vaccine

What is Pneumonia?

Lung inflammation caused by bacterial or viral infection, in which the air sacs fill with pus and may become solid. Inflammation may affect both lungs (double pneumonia), one lung (single pneumonia), or only certain lobes (lobar pneumonia).

Who should get vaccinated?

CDC recommends 2 pneumococcal vaccines for all adults 65 years or older. You should receive a dose of PCV13 first, followed by a dose of PPSV23, at least 1 year later. If you already received any doses of PPSV23, get the dose of PCV13 at least 1 year after the most recent PPSV23 dose.

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/pcv13.pdf
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/ppv.html

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