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thelizardqueen
11-06-2006, 10:29 PM
Question for you guys: I've been hounding my nurse for a Pneumonia vaccine for the last couple of months, and now that the flu shots are in, she has informed me that they do have a supply of the Pneumo vaccine as well. The thing is, is that she keeps telling me that I only need it once in my lifetime, whereas I've been informed from other doctors, nurses and pharmacists that you're suppose to get it every 5-7 years, and my last one was 7 years ago, and 7 years ago before that, and so on.

So what I'm wondering, is does anyone know how often you should get it? Or how often you've BEEN getting it?

thelizardqueen
11-06-2006, 10:29 PM
Question for you guys: I've been hounding my nurse for a Pneumonia vaccine for the last couple of months, and now that the flu shots are in, she has informed me that they do have a supply of the Pneumo vaccine as well. The thing is, is that she keeps telling me that I only need it once in my lifetime, whereas I've been informed from other doctors, nurses and pharmacists that you're suppose to get it every 5-7 years, and my last one was 7 years ago, and 7 years ago before that, and so on.

So what I'm wondering, is does anyone know how often you should get it? Or how often you've BEEN getting it?

thelizardqueen
11-06-2006, 10:29 PM
Question for you guys: I've been hounding my nurse for a Pneumonia vaccine for the last couple of months, and now that the flu shots are in, she has informed me that they do have a supply of the Pneumo vaccine as well. The thing is, is that she keeps telling me that I only need it once in my lifetime, whereas I've been informed from other doctors, nurses and pharmacists that you're suppose to get it every 5-7 years, and my last one was 7 years ago, and 7 years ago before that, and so on.

So what I'm wondering, is does anyone know how often you should get it? Or how often you've BEEN getting it?

Scarlett81
11-07-2006, 12:54 AM
No, i do not believe it is once a lifetime. I have to double check, but memory says I get it every 5-6 years.

Scarlett81
11-07-2006, 12:54 AM
No, i do not believe it is once a lifetime. I have to double check, but memory says I get it every 5-6 years.

Scarlett81
11-07-2006, 12:54 AM
No, i do not believe it is once a lifetime. I have to double check, but memory says I get it every 5-6 years.

princessjdc
11-07-2006, 02:51 AM
I got mine this year or last I think, and I dont even remember getting it ever before this last year or two, but Im not sure on how many years but for some reason Im thinking 3, but I could be wrong.

princessjdc
11-07-2006, 02:51 AM
I got mine this year or last I think, and I dont even remember getting it ever before this last year or two, but Im not sure on how many years but for some reason Im thinking 3, but I could be wrong.

princessjdc
11-07-2006, 02:51 AM
I got mine this year or last I think, and I dont even remember getting it ever before this last year or two, but Im not sure on how many years but for some reason Im thinking 3, but I could be wrong.

NoExcuses
11-07-2006, 03:32 AM
contact the maker of the PNEUMOVAX if you want to get the exact frequency. I think merck makes it. The company will be happy to tell you how often it should be given <img src="">

NoExcuses
11-07-2006, 03:32 AM
contact the maker of the PNEUMOVAX if you want to get the exact frequency. I think merck makes it. The company will be happy to tell you how often it should be given <img src="">

NoExcuses
11-07-2006, 03:32 AM
contact the maker of the PNEUMOVAX if you want to get the exact frequency. I think merck makes it. The company will be happy to tell you how often it should be given <img src="">

NoExcuses
11-07-2006, 03:38 AM
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/p/pneumovax_23/pneumovax_pi.pdf
">http://www.merck.com/product/u...x_23/pneumovax_pi.pdf
</a>

it looks like certain types of people only should be re-vaccinated, depending upon what type of vaccine you originally received and your disease state.

your nurse may have been told by the clinic or the government to limit re-vaccinations since the government pays for it... you always have to follow the money with these things, it's sad to say. the same goes for the States...

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.cdc.gov/NIP/publications/VIS/vis-ppv.pdf
">http://www.cdc.gov/NIP/publications/VIS/vis-ppv.pdf
</a>
this is a nice write-up from the US Centers for Disease Control


my final thought is maybe email the US CFF to find out what their recommendations are on how often the vaccine should be given <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

NoExcuses
11-07-2006, 03:38 AM
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/p/pneumovax_23/pneumovax_pi.pdf
">http://www.merck.com/product/u...x_23/pneumovax_pi.pdf
</a>

it looks like certain types of people only should be re-vaccinated, depending upon what type of vaccine you originally received and your disease state.

your nurse may have been told by the clinic or the government to limit re-vaccinations since the government pays for it... you always have to follow the money with these things, it's sad to say. the same goes for the States...

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.cdc.gov/NIP/publications/VIS/vis-ppv.pdf
">http://www.cdc.gov/NIP/publications/VIS/vis-ppv.pdf
</a>
this is a nice write-up from the US Centers for Disease Control


my final thought is maybe email the US CFF to find out what their recommendations are on how often the vaccine should be given <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

NoExcuses
11-07-2006, 03:38 AM
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/p/pneumovax_23/pneumovax_pi.pdf
">http://www.merck.com/product/u...x_23/pneumovax_pi.pdf
</a>

it looks like certain types of people only should be re-vaccinated, depending upon what type of vaccine you originally received and your disease state.

your nurse may have been told by the clinic or the government to limit re-vaccinations since the government pays for it... you always have to follow the money with these things, it's sad to say. the same goes for the States...

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.cdc.gov/NIP/publications/VIS/vis-ppv.pdf
">http://www.cdc.gov/NIP/publications/VIS/vis-ppv.pdf
</a>
this is a nice write-up from the US Centers for Disease Control


my final thought is maybe email the US CFF to find out what their recommendations are on how often the vaccine should be given <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Alyssa
11-07-2006, 04:01 AM
If memory serves correct, we were told once every ten years.

Alyssa
11-07-2006, 04:01 AM
If memory serves correct, we were told once every ten years.

Alyssa
11-07-2006, 04:01 AM
If memory serves correct, we were told once every ten years.

Ender
11-07-2006, 04:32 AM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>amy</b></i>

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/p/pneumovax_23/pneumovax_pi.pdf
">http://www.merck.com/product/u...neumovax_pi.pdf
</a>

<b>your nurse may have been told by the clinic or the government to limit re-vaccinations since the government pays for it... you always have to follow the money with these things, it's sad to say. the same goes for the States...</b>


<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"></end quote></div>

I think that is so stupid (not you, just the logic in it). Don't you think they would benefit more by giving out the vaccines for people at risk...then taking a chance and having them get pneumonia? What is the cost of a vaccine? And what is the cost of a two week + stay at a hospital, ya know?

Who makes these dumb laws anyways?

Kiel

Ender
11-07-2006, 04:32 AM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>amy</b></i>

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/p/pneumovax_23/pneumovax_pi.pdf
">http://www.merck.com/product/u...neumovax_pi.pdf
</a>

<b>your nurse may have been told by the clinic or the government to limit re-vaccinations since the government pays for it... you always have to follow the money with these things, it's sad to say. the same goes for the States...</b>


<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"></end quote></div>

I think that is so stupid (not you, just the logic in it). Don't you think they would benefit more by giving out the vaccines for people at risk...then taking a chance and having them get pneumonia? What is the cost of a vaccine? And what is the cost of a two week + stay at a hospital, ya know?

Who makes these dumb laws anyways?

Kiel

Ender
11-07-2006, 04:32 AM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>amy</b></i>

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/p/pneumovax_23/pneumovax_pi.pdf
">http://www.merck.com/product/u...neumovax_pi.pdf
</a>

<b>your nurse may have been told by the clinic or the government to limit re-vaccinations since the government pays for it... you always have to follow the money with these things, it's sad to say. the same goes for the States...</b>


<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"></end quote></div>

I think that is so stupid (not you, just the logic in it). Don't you think they would benefit more by giving out the vaccines for people at risk...then taking a chance and having them get pneumonia? What is the cost of a vaccine? And what is the cost of a two week + stay at a hospital, ya know?

Who makes these dumb laws anyways?

Kiel

Allisa35
11-07-2006, 07:09 AM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>thelizardqueen</b></i>

Question for you guys: I've been hounding my nurse for a Pneumonia vaccine for the last couple of months, and now that the flu shots are in, she has informed me that they do have a supply of the Pneumo vaccine as well. The thing is, is that she keeps telling me that I only need it once in my lifetime, whereas I've been informed from other doctors, nurses and pharmacists that you're suppose to get it every 5-7 years, and my last one was 7 years ago, and 7 years ago before that, and so on.



So what I'm wondering, is does anyone know how often you should get it? Or how often you've BEEN getting it?</end quote></div>


I have actually heard both myself. I think the clinic here used to give them every 5 years or so, but then the guidelines changed and were told that if you had one in your lifetime, that was sufficient. Hope you find out a definite answer.

Allisa35
11-07-2006, 07:09 AM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>thelizardqueen</b></i>

Question for you guys: I've been hounding my nurse for a Pneumonia vaccine for the last couple of months, and now that the flu shots are in, she has informed me that they do have a supply of the Pneumo vaccine as well. The thing is, is that she keeps telling me that I only need it once in my lifetime, whereas I've been informed from other doctors, nurses and pharmacists that you're suppose to get it every 5-7 years, and my last one was 7 years ago, and 7 years ago before that, and so on.



So what I'm wondering, is does anyone know how often you should get it? Or how often you've BEEN getting it?</end quote></div>


I have actually heard both myself. I think the clinic here used to give them every 5 years or so, but then the guidelines changed and were told that if you had one in your lifetime, that was sufficient. Hope you find out a definite answer.

Allisa35
11-07-2006, 07:09 AM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>thelizardqueen</b></i>

Question for you guys: I've been hounding my nurse for a Pneumonia vaccine for the last couple of months, and now that the flu shots are in, she has informed me that they do have a supply of the Pneumo vaccine as well. The thing is, is that she keeps telling me that I only need it once in my lifetime, whereas I've been informed from other doctors, nurses and pharmacists that you're suppose to get it every 5-7 years, and my last one was 7 years ago, and 7 years ago before that, and so on.



So what I'm wondering, is does anyone know how often you should get it? Or how often you've BEEN getting it?</end quote></div>


I have actually heard both myself. I think the clinic here used to give them every 5 years or so, but then the guidelines changed and were told that if you had one in your lifetime, that was sufficient. Hope you find out a definite answer.

mum2kj
11-07-2006, 07:33 AM
In australia we are told every 5 years.

mum2kj
11-07-2006, 07:33 AM
In australia we are told every 5 years.

mum2kj
11-07-2006, 07:33 AM
In australia we are told every 5 years.

welshgirl
11-07-2006, 10:43 AM
liz , joe had his flu jab on saturday just gone , the nurse said he was done with the pnuemonia jab as he had it last year. this is the uk mind.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

welshgirl
11-07-2006, 10:43 AM
liz , joe had his flu jab on saturday just gone , the nurse said he was done with the pnuemonia jab as he had it last year. this is the uk mind.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

welshgirl
11-07-2006, 10:43 AM
liz , joe had his flu jab on saturday just gone , the nurse said he was done with the pnuemonia jab as he had it last year. this is the uk mind.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

NoExcuses
11-07-2006, 12:36 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>Ender</b></i>

<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>amy</b></i>



<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.merck.com/product/u...neumovax_pi.pdf
">"><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/p/pneumovax_23/pneumovax_pi.pdf
<br ">http://www.merck.com/product/u....pdf
</a>
</a>



<b>your nurse may have been told by the clinic or the government to limit re-vaccinations since the government pays for it... you always have to follow the money with these things, it's sad to say. the same goes for the States...</b>





<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"></end quote></div>



I think that is so stupid (not you, just the logic in it). Don't you think they would benefit more by giving out the vaccines for people at risk...then taking a chance and having them get pneumonia? What is the cost of a vaccine? And what is the cost of a two week + stay at a hospital, ya know?



Who makes these dumb laws anyways?



Kiel</end quote></div>

I agree 100%, Kiel. Many insurnace companies in the US won't pay for a med that will prevent hospitalization (without a lot of prior auth paperwork), when in reality, the cost of the med is so small compared to a hospitalization!!!! it's amazing how short-sighted inurance companies/governments can be!

NoExcuses
11-07-2006, 12:36 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>Ender</b></i>

<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>amy</b></i>



<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.merck.com/product/u...neumovax_pi.pdf
">"><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/p/pneumovax_23/pneumovax_pi.pdf
<br ">http://www.merck.com/product/u....pdf
</a>
</a>



<b>your nurse may have been told by the clinic or the government to limit re-vaccinations since the government pays for it... you always have to follow the money with these things, it's sad to say. the same goes for the States...</b>





<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"></end quote></div>



I think that is so stupid (not you, just the logic in it). Don't you think they would benefit more by giving out the vaccines for people at risk...then taking a chance and having them get pneumonia? What is the cost of a vaccine? And what is the cost of a two week + stay at a hospital, ya know?



Who makes these dumb laws anyways?



Kiel</end quote></div>

I agree 100%, Kiel. Many insurnace companies in the US won't pay for a med that will prevent hospitalization (without a lot of prior auth paperwork), when in reality, the cost of the med is so small compared to a hospitalization!!!! it's amazing how short-sighted inurance companies/governments can be!

NoExcuses
11-07-2006, 12:36 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>Ender</b></i>

<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>amy</b></i>



<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.merck.com/product/u...neumovax_pi.pdf
">"><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/p/pneumovax_23/pneumovax_pi.pdf
<br ">http://www.merck.com/product/u....pdf
</a>
</a>



<b>your nurse may have been told by the clinic or the government to limit re-vaccinations since the government pays for it... you always have to follow the money with these things, it's sad to say. the same goes for the States...</b>





<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"></end quote></div>



I think that is so stupid (not you, just the logic in it). Don't you think they would benefit more by giving out the vaccines for people at risk...then taking a chance and having them get pneumonia? What is the cost of a vaccine? And what is the cost of a two week + stay at a hospital, ya know?



Who makes these dumb laws anyways?



Kiel</end quote></div>

I agree 100%, Kiel. Many insurnace companies in the US won't pay for a med that will prevent hospitalization (without a lot of prior auth paperwork), when in reality, the cost of the med is so small compared to a hospitalization!!!! it's amazing how short-sighted inurance companies/governments can be!

thelizardqueen
11-07-2006, 03:18 PM
Who really knows. I'll see that my nurse gives me the vaccine as well, and I suppose we won't have to worry about it for awhile afterwards. Someone also told me that with a newer vaccine coming out, that you only need it once in your life, but I haven't had one for a good 6 or 7 years. So maybe I had the old one? I'm sure I'll find out when I go in for my flu shot.

thelizardqueen
11-07-2006, 03:18 PM
Who really knows. I'll see that my nurse gives me the vaccine as well, and I suppose we won't have to worry about it for awhile afterwards. Someone also told me that with a newer vaccine coming out, that you only need it once in your life, but I haven't had one for a good 6 or 7 years. So maybe I had the old one? I'm sure I'll find out when I go in for my flu shot.

thelizardqueen
11-07-2006, 03:18 PM
Who really knows. I'll see that my nurse gives me the vaccine as well, and I suppose we won't have to worry about it for awhile afterwards. Someone also told me that with a newer vaccine coming out, that you only need it once in your life, but I haven't had one for a good 6 or 7 years. So maybe I had the old one? I'm sure I'll find out when I go in for my flu shot.