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Is pneumonia vaccination necessary for people aged above 60 years? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 16-Sep-2013
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User:Hello doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Is pnemonia vaccination necessary for people aged above 60 years..?
Doctor:It has it's benefits.
User:Benefits like..?
Doctor:If there are no contraindication for vaccination - like presence of immunocompromised state, then it is better to vaccinate.
Doctor:Benefits are similar to any vaccination.
User:How many doses should a person aged above 60 take.
Doctor:Pneumonia is a deadly infection which has life threatening complication and hence better to prevent with vaccination.
Doctor:I apologize for keeping you waiting. I .was referring to the latest guidelines.
User:Ok. No issues.
Doctor:Generally 3 doses is given.
Doctor:It can be followed with boosters.
Doctor:Booster doses can be given once in every 5 year.
User:The first three doses are administered in what frequency..?
User:is it consecutive week/days/months..?
Doctor:With a gap of 3 months.
Doctor:* I am sorry.
Doctor:in a gap of 2 months.
User:Ok.. Could you please let me know the name of the vaccine..?
User:And do all hospitals in India provide this facility to be vaccinated..?
User:And the price in India..? Is it for each dosage or for all three shots..?
Doctor:I may be able to clarify better about this topic over a phone call.
Doctor:May I call you to discuss the concerns.
Doctor:Can you confirm your phone number?
Doctor:Hope I have clarified.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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