How should I take the pneumococcal vaccine?

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The pneumococcal vaccine is given in the form of an injection into a muscle. The dosage will vary depending on the person's age and the strength of the medicine. You should be provided a Vaccine Information Statement before each dose which you must read carefully each time. Consult your doctor before getting the pneumococcal vaccine.

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