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September 15, 2015

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John Ross
October 18, 2015

Hi Robert, Prevnar 13 and the inactivated flu vaccine were given at the same time in one clinical study, and this seems to be safe and effective, although there is some mild increase in the incidence of achiness and low-grade fever for a few days in patients who received both simultaneously. If you want to minimize your risk of vaccination side effects, you could get the flu shot a week or two after Prevnar vaccine. Best, John

Robert Koveleskie
October 18, 2015

How long should I wait to get the Pneumonia Prev13 vacine
after getting this year’s Flu shot?

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