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Pneumonia

Learn how to prepare for your visit, how to get the most out of it and about any care restrictions here.

The Prevnar 13® and Pneumovax® 23 pneumonia vaccines protect against pneumococcal disease. These vaccinations may be recommended for young children, adults 65 years or older, 19-64-year-olds who smoke or have asthma, and other at-risk patients. Ask your nurse practitioner or physician assistant which is right for you.

What to know before your visit

  • Service availability may vary in Connecticut.
  • Patients must be 11 years or older in Kentucky.
  • This service is not available to pregnant women.
  • Patients with a history of allergy or adverse reactions to the vaccine may be directed to another health care provider.

What to expect at your visit

  • Sign in at the electronic kiosk to see a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.* No appointment necessary.
  • Review the Vaccine Information Sheet.
  • Your practitioner will administer the vaccine.
  • At the end of your visit, your practitioner will provide you with a summary, a receipt, and educational material.
  • The summary of your visit can be sent to your primary care provider with your permission.

Your practitioner will recommend that you remain in the clinic waiting area for 20 minutes to ensure you have no adverse reactions. Practitioners are trained to respond to anaphylactic reactions.

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