Should my child get both pneumococcal vaccines?

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If your child is at high risk of complications of pneumococcal disease, she should receive PCV13 and then also receive PPSV23 at age two or older. Both are not usually given, but if your child has a condition that compromises her immune system, she may need both. Talk to your child's doctor about her risk factors and medical history to determine whether she needs both vaccines.

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