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Pneumonia vaccine once in a lifetime or more often?

Our local vaccination clinic advises a pneumonia shot for everybody once every five years. They also charge the earth for it. I read on the internet that the vaccine is just once in a lifetime, except for people who have serious health problems. Which is correct? Thank you.

Asked By: David M - 4/28/2007
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Here's some good reasons NOT to get this vaccination. Don't be misled by the medical profession. References are shown below... More
Answered By: chirochrisf - 4/29/2007
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http://www.lungusa.org/site/pp.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=35692
Answered By: ambernpeach - 4/28/2007
 
I have asthma so it was suggested that I get a shot every five years. I've never heard of a "once in a lifetime" it's good for five years only.
Answered By: cowboydoc - 4/28/2007
 
It's given every 5 years.
Answered By: Rene B - 4/28/2007
 
Good Question, I was just reading a report where they checked people like me with RA for the antibodies for the Pneumovax. They found that those who were vaccinated before the age of 45 showed more antibodies to various strains, then those vaccinated after 45! Now I just have to contact my Physician and ask how old I... More
Answered By: gillianprowe - 4/28/2007
 
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