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Re: How many pneumonia shots did you get?

I had the first one 5 or 6 yrs ago.  This year, at my physical, my doctor gave me Prevnar 13. He said all of his patients over 65 will be getting it.  So now I am covered for most strains.  I had pneumonia about 15 yrs ago and landed in the hospital for 5 days.  My lungs are now vulnerable (scar tissue).  I never want to have pneumonia again.  It was horrible.  I totally see how elderly people can die from it.  I am thrilled we live in this country and have medications like this available for us.  Medicare totally covered it, by the way.