Can my older child get the pneumococcal vaccine PCV13?

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If your child is older than six years of age, he or she can get the pneumococcal vaccine PCV13, especially if they are in a high risk group. If your child has sickle cell disease, HIV or another condition that has weakened their immune system, they need protection. Talk to your child's doctor about their medical history and risk factors.

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