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When does the pneumococcal vaccine PPSV protect me?

If you get the pneumococcal PPSV vaccine, you should be protected within two to three weeks of receiving the shot. If you have an infant or young child, it may take him or her a while longer to be protected. The same is true of the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. Talk to your doctor about the pneumococcal vaccine.

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