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When should children get the pneumococcal vaccine?

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All infants younger than 24 months should get four doses of the vaccine, the first one at 2 months. The next two shots should be given at 4 months and 6 months, with a final booster that should be given at 12 to 15 months. Healthy children ages 2 to 4 who didn't complete the four doses should get one dose of the vaccine.

SOURCES:

CDC: "Vaccines and Preventable Diseases: Pneumococcal Disease In-Short."

CDC Media Information: "CDC Says Immunizations Reduce Deaths From Influenza and Pneumococcal Disease Among Older Adults."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on January 20, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: "Vaccines and Preventable Diseases: Pneumococcal Disease In-Short."

CDC Media Information: "CDC Says Immunizations Reduce Deaths From Influenza and Pneumococcal Disease Among Older Adults."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on January 20, 2020

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