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  • Pneumococcal
  • Recommendations for Adults

Is a patient age 60 years who recently had a prostatectomy with lymph node dissection for prostate cancer a candidate for pneumococcal vaccination? The patient is believed to be cancer-free and is on no chemotherapy.

In the absence of “generalized malignancy” (which is generally considered to mean disseminated cancer) or immunosuppression, a recent history of prostate cancer surgery alone is not an indication for pneumococcal vaccination among people younger than 65 years.

Last reviewed: July 26, 2022

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