Be Aware That Flu, Pneumococcal, and Zostavax Vaccines CAN be Given Together

Some vaccine questions pop up all the time.

Can patients get flu, pneumococcal, and Zostavax vaccines together? Yes. Getting them on the same day doesn't reduce efficacy...and increases the likelihood that each vaccine is given to patients who need them.

Which pneumococcal vaccine should seniors get first? Adults 65 and older need both Prevnar 13 AND Pneumovax 23...partly to protect against more strains of bacteria that cause pneumococcal disease.

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