Last spring, my doctor mentioned very casually that maybe I should consider getting the pneumonia vaccine. I was in the middle of a really bad bout of pneumonia at the time, and the word "pneumonia" was about the last thing I wanted to hear at the time.
But then I read the , and I'm seriously considering asking for one. I'm under 65, but I have asthma, so the . There are actually two pneumonia vaccines, and you need to get them at two different times, but you can get one with your regular flu vaccine.
My insurance estimator says I'll be on the hook for about a hundred bucks for it — and I haven't met my deductible, so that's a consideration. I'm guessing that $100 would be a lot cheaper than the meds I'd need to treat pneumonia, much less the pain and agony of getting through a bout of pneumonia.
So who all here has had a pneumonia vaccine in the past? Who's planning on getting one along with their flu shots?