when to give pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax 23)

There's disagreement on when to give pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax 23).

CDC says to give it ONCE to adults 65 and older...or earlier for anyone who is immunocompromised or has certain chronic diseases.

They say to revaccinate after 5 years IF a patient is immunocompromised...has renal failure...or got a first dose before age 65.

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