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Oct 23, 2002

I've been poz for 1 yr, 53, not on meds, feeling pretty good providing I get plenty of rest, don't have any current numbers to give you and my question is about flu and pneumonia shots. Are they absolutely necesary? I live in the north and mostly in a country setting. Thanks for you help.

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your question.

Most major groups recommend both influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations for persons with HIV infection. In practice, nearly all of the patients in our clinic have received both vaccinations. BY

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