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PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE, POLYVALENT (NEU mo KOK al vak SEEN, pol ee VEY luhnt) is a vaccine to prevent pneumococcus bacteria infection. These bacteria are a major cause of ear infections, Strep throat infections, and serious pneumonia, meningitis, or blood infections worldwide. These vaccines help the body to produce antibodies (protective substances) that help your body defend against these bacteria. This vaccine is recommended for people 2 years of age and older with health problems. It is also recommended for all adults over 50 years old. This vaccine will not treat an infection. Compare vaccinations.
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When Do I Need Pneumonia Vaccines?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - July 19, 2016

Strep pneumonia also known as pneumococcal pneumonia is a major cause of bacterial pneumonia in adults. There are 90 different strains (serotypes) of strep pneumonia, and even if you’ve had one type, you are only immune to that one type again.

Because your immune response is specific to that type, you still need a vaccine to help you out. Two in fact. Two vaccines that cover 23 different serotypes (aka strains) of pneumococcal pneumonia. See More

Do I Need Two Pneumonia Vaccines?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - December 23, 2014

Yes, if you are over 65 you do. These recommendations changed in the United States in September 2014 and I would call them a sweeping change. Pneumococcal vaccines don’t protect you from ALL pneumonia but they do protect you from Strep pneumococcal infections including pneumonia and meningitis which remain an important source of illness and even death among older adults.

What’s new? For all adults ≥ 65 years of age, there are two recommend pneumococcal vaccinations (booster shots). See More

Pneumonia: Do You Need the Vaccine This Year?

The GoodRx Pharmacist - October 08, 2014

If you have had pneumonia then you know that you NEVER want to get it again. Pneumonia can put even a healthy adult down and out quicker than most infections. If you or someone you know is at high-risk for pneumonia, getting a pneumonia vaccine with your seasonal flu shot can help improve your chance of remaining healthy this year.

First, what is pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. It can be due to a virus, bacteria, or fungi, and can cause inflammation in the air sacs of one or both lungs. See More

Quick! You’ve Met Your Deductible, It’s Time to Use Your Benefits

Dr. Sharon Orrange - December 13, 2013

Our offices are packed with folks “gettin’ things done” before the end of the year because they’ve met their deductible and, well, things are “free” now. Here are the things you can think about cramming in before 2014 starts.

1. Take a shot! Vaccinations. Make sure your Tdap, Zostavax, Pneumovax, Influenza, Hep A and B vaccines are up to date. Tdap every 10 years, Zostavax just once after the age of 60. See More

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