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    Default New Pneumococcal vaccination

    Got a letter in the mail this week about a new pneumococcal vaccine.
    Anyone have any thoughts about this one? I've never even heard of the disease.

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    Pneumococcal can cause things like meningitis, sepsis, pneumonia etc.

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    Apparently the new one provides protection against the 19A strain, which is 'responsible for the majority of invasive pneumococcal disease in children under three years of age and can cause pneumonia and meningitis'.
    I've got 2 boys. 5 and 2. The government are only targeting kids between 12-35months. Is it worth getting the 5 year old done? Or are the out of the 'dangerzone' once they are over 3?

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    There is a higher rate the younger they are - but I know that you can still get it as an adult.

    I'll be getting all of my kids vaxxed for it.

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    Default Re: New Pneumococcal vaccination

    Prevnar prevents against 8 strands of the virus that causes pneumococcal, prevnar 13 prevents against 13 including the one that is most common at this stage.

    The pneumococcal virus can cause mild things such as middle ear infections or sinus infections to serious things such as septicemia, meningitis,

    Anyone can catch pneumococcal but the consequence is more dramatic in younger children,

    Ds had prevnar at all apropriate vaccine times and got an extra needle at 18 months which was prevnar 13,

    I was a bit iffy as it *has*to been recalled a few places and *has*to been potentially linked to medical problems but it did not affect my ds
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