FAQ: Pneumococcal Vaccine
Information provided by
Ellie Goldenberg, MPH,
Toronto Bacterial Diseases Network
» Who should receive the
People considered to be at higher risk for pneumococcal
disease are advised to receive the pneumococcal vaccine. These
are the higher risk groups for whom vaccine is recommended in
Canada (See NACI
» Where can you get the
You should ask your family doctor if you fit into one of these
risk groups. The vaccine is usually available through your family
» What is the cost
of getting the pneumococcal vaccine?
The costs of vaccine may vary depending on public health
policy in your individual location. In Ontario, Canada, pneumococcal
vaccine is available free of charge to persons in these higher
risk groups. The vaccine is provided through the provincial Ministry
of Health and is distributed to individual family doctors for
vaccination of their high risk patients.
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