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Author Topic: Flu shot - Its that time of year again (Northern Hemisphere)  (Read 199 times)

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have you had pneumonia vax? how often shoud get it over 60 jim?
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Is the updated 2022 Flu Shot available in Ireland yet?

I usually get mine via the clinic (they seem to do the flu shots a bit later like November), however this year might be easier to get in a pharmacy nearer home & do earlier.

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Is the updated 2022 Flu Shot available in Ireland yet?

I usually get mine via the clinic (they seem to do the flu shots a bit later like November), however this year might be easier to get in a pharmacy nearer home & do earlier.

Yeah. I'm going with boots this year, same as last year.

https://www.boots.ie/health-pharmacy-advice/vaccinations/winter-flu-vaccination-service
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vaccines to consider:
flu, covid, shingles, pneumonia, monkey pox
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have you had pneumonia vax? how often shoud get it over 60 jim?

I'm over-vaccinated on this one  ;D. I had the PVV 5 times within the last ten years, it seems like they just give it to me because they have it; the last PVV shot I had was when COVID first broke out.

Anyhow, I believe but am open to correction, that once you are 65+, you should get another shot.

https://www.aidsmap.com/about-hiv/pneumococcal-disease-and-hiv

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There are two types of pneumococcus vaccine: pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV, the type of vaccine used for childhood pneumococcal vaccination) and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV). The BHIVA recommendation is that all people with HIV, whatever their age, CD4 cell count or treatment status, have a single dose of PCV. For people who are aged 65 or over, or who have another health condition (such as heart or kidney disease) that may increase their risk of pneumococcal disease, it is recommended they also have a single dose of PPV.

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/pneumo/index.html
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There are two kinds of pneumococcal vaccines available in the United States:


Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV13, PCV15, and PCV20)
Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23)
CDC recommends PCV13 or PCV15 for all children younger than 5 years old and children 5 through 18 years old with certain medical conditions that increase their risk of pneumococcal disease.

CDC also recommends PPSV23 for children 2 through 18 years old with certain medical conditions that increase their risk of pneumococcal disease.

For those who have never received any pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, CDC recommends PCV15 or PCV20 for adults 65 years or older and adults 19 through 64 years old with certain medical conditions or risk factors. If PCV15 is used, this should be followed by a dose of PPSV23.



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vaccines to consider:
flu, covid, shingles, pneumonia, monkey pox

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