How Long Does Pneumonia Vaccine Last?

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Asked by Lee DeLeon

How Long Does Pneumonia Vaccine Last?

Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me how long a pneumonia vaccine lasts. Thanks.

Answer

Most experts say a pneumonia vaccine will be good for 5 to 10 years, but it's important to check with your doctor to be sure of the most current recommendations. Some people-the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, for example-may need to have them more frequently because their systems are more susceptible to infection.

Along with getting vaccinated, there are of course other measures you can take to prevent pneumonia. For instance, here's a rundown on seven everyday things you should keep to yourself to prevent spreading germs. If you feel as though you are coming down with a cold, make sure to treat it immediately so it doesn't result in something worse - like pneumonia!

Answered by Kathi MacNaughton