How long do the two pneumonia shots last?

How long do the two pneumonia shots last?

How long do the two pneumonia shots last?

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.

How long after the first pneumonia shot do you get the second one?

CDC recommends you: Give the second dose at least 8 weeks after the first. Give 1 dose of PCV13 if they received 3 doses of PCV13 but none were given after 12 months of age.

How far apart are pneumonia shots?

CDC recommends a fourth (booster) dose at 12 through 15 months of age. For children vaccinated when they are younger than 12 months of age, the minimum interval between doses is 4 weeks. Separate doses given at 12 months of age and older by at least 8 weeks.

When should you get the second pneumonia shot?

– Administer a second dose of PPSV23 at least 8 weeks after PCV13 and at least 5 years after the previous dose of PPSV23 (note: a second dose is not indicated for those with CSF leaks or cochlear implants). Administer 1 final dose of PPSV23 at 65 years or older.

Why does the pneumonia vaccine hurt so bad?

Causes of pneumonia vaccine side effects The pain you are experiencing is usually soreness of the muscle where the injection was given. Injection site pain and most other common side effects are actually a good sign; it indicates that your body is starting to build immunity against pneumococcal diseases.

Should pneumonia vaccine be repeated?

No, you do not need to repeat any doses. PPSV23 that follows PCV13 at less than 8 weeks may increase risk for localized reaction at the injection site, but remains a valid vaccination and you should not repeat it.

Are pneumonia shots given annually?

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. An annual flu shot (influenza vaccine) is probably also indicated.

When do you get your second pneumonia shot?