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Who should not take the pneumococcal vaccine?

The pneumococcal vaccine is a prescription drug used to fight pneumococcal infection. Let your doctor know if you are allergic to any vaccines, foods, preservatives, or dyes before geting the pneumococcal vaccine. In addition, if you have recently received certain vaccines, are suffering from blood disorders, or use alcohol and tobacco on a regular basis, you must use pneumococcal vaccine with great precaution.

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