Ok I'm studying like crazy and I still can't get this right. So u can give the vaccine to people less than age 65 if they have comorbities,immunocomp, or a splenic. Then u can give them another at age 65 and then they can get it very 5 yrs. I'm confused cuz the tapes and questions say that but then u get a question luke...a healthy 50 yr old pt whose diabetic got his pneumococcal vaccine today when should he get another one. Why is it 65 and not 55?
Oct 2, '12
You can probably check the CDC website for more info. The vaccine is not given every 5 years. Usually patients only receive one vaccine. You can give a second vaccine if the patient received the first vaccine more than 5 years ago or if they were younger than 65 when they received the first vaccine.