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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Frequency of pneumonia shots
is it harmful if given at 4 year interval after age 65?
Pneumococcal vaccination is recommended to be repeated after 5 years. It will not hurt to have the repeat vaccine at 4 years but there is no benefit to getting it before 5 years.
James N Allen, Jr, MD
Clinical Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University