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Pneumococcal vaccine in 2.11 month old baby

Dear Sir/madam , My kid age is 2.11 months , during the time when he born , there is no introduction of pnemococcal vaccine in india, by 2010 only the pnemonococcal conjugat vaccine is introduced. so now i am willing to put pneumonoccoccal vaccine , is it effective if i put vaccine now to my kid who is 2.11 age now. Please advise Regards Praveen
Asked On : Sat, 7 Apr 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Pneumococcal vaccine can be given to your baby. Since your child crossed 2 year mark single dose of pneumoccal vaccine is sufficient. (this recommendation is for normal children who do not have any other problem like splenectomy etc.)

Pneumococcal vaccine is a optional vaccine. As per Indian acadamy of pediatrics you can get pneumococcal vaccine after discussing with your pediatrician.

Hope this helps.

Take care.
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Partho Sarathi Roy's  Response
Hi Praveen/
Welcome to HCM,
Pnumococcal prevents from Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria.This bacteria causes not only pneumonia but also meningitis and Otitis media(middle ear infection).Although this is relatively newer vaccine but now a days it is getting popularity for its good prevented function.
And now the vaccine schedule of the vaccine for your unvaccinated baby-
1.Single dose at a time (no booster dose is needed)
So go for a single dose and get protected.
I hope the advice will help you.
Answered: Sat, 7 Apr 2012
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