You asked: Can you get both pneumonia vaccines at the same time?

How long do you wait between PCV13 and PPSV23?

ACIP recommends that PCV13 be given first followed by PPSV23 6–12 months later. ACIP also recommends that adults aged ≥65 years who already received a dose of PPSV23, should also receive a dose of PCV13 ≥1 year after the dose of PPSV23.

Can you get Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23 together?

In some cases, the CDC recommends that adults get Prevnar 13 in addition to Pneumovax 23. If a person has any of the following conditions, they are considered at high risk for a serious pneumococcal infection, and need both vaccines: A cerebrospinal fluid leak. A cochlear implant.

Is it OK to get 2 pneumonia shots?

If you or a loved one is age 65 or older, getting vaccinated against pneumonia is a good idea — so good that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends that everyone in this age group get vaccinated against pneumonia twice.

What happens if you get pneumonia vaccine twice?

Getting it twice is not harmful. It’s a well-tolerated vaccine, with generally far fewer side effects than the Moderna vaccine you just took. I’ve had patients get it twice with no ill effects.

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Do you give Prevnar 13 or 23 first?

Yes. People with HIV infection are at high risk of pneumococcal disease. They should receive both PCV13 and PPSV23 vaccines as soon as possible after diagnosis. They should first be given PCV13, followed by PPSV23 at least 8 weeks later.

Is Pneumovax 23 a live virus?

Since the vaccine is a live virus and capable of causing infection, it should not be administered to a patient with an immune system weakened by a disease or drug treatment.

How long is the Pneumovax 23 vaccine good for?

The Pneumovax 23 covers twenty three different variants of the pneumococcal bacteria. In healthy adults, revaccination is not indicated (necessary). Patients with underlying chronic disease should probably be revaccinated every 5 years.

How soon after Prevnar 13 can you get Pneumovax 23?

For all appropriate persons who only received a dose of Prevnar 13 at or after age 65 based on prior (2014) CDC recommendations, administer a dose of PNEUMOVAX 23 at least one year later.

How often should seniors get pneumonia vaccine?

The pneumonia shot is especially recommended if you fall into one of these age groups: Younger than 2 years old: four shots (at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, and then a booster between 12 and 15 months) 65 years old or older: two shots, which will last you the rest of your life.

Why do you need 2 pneumonia shots?

The combination stimulates the immune system more effectively than either alone. The two vaccines build immunity against different types of the bacterium, known as pneumococcus, that causes pneumonia. Pneumovax (PPSV23) protects against 23 common types of pneumococcus. Prevnar (PCV13) protects against 13 types.

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Can you get pneumonia if you had the shot?

You cannot get pneumonia from the vaccine. The shots only contain an extract of the pneumonia bacteria, not the actual bacteria that cause the illness. But some people have mild side effects from the vaccine, including: Swelling, soreness, or redness where you got the shot.