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The pneumococcal vaccine, is recommended for all children younger than 5 years old, all adults 65 years or older, and people 6 through 64 years old with certain medical conditions, like diabetes or low immunity states. A past history of pneumonia is a relative indication and some physician may not recommend the vaccine. You may ask your doctor to get the vaccine when the cold is resolved completely (and his chest x-ray does not show pneumonia now). The vaccine is avoided during any acute illness. So once he gets better, cold is resolved completely, vaccine inoculation can be done.
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