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Can you get pneumonia again after having the pneumonia vaccination?

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Yes but the chances are very unlikely.
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Is the vaccine for pneumonia the same as the vaccine pneumococcal?

Pneumonia is a medical illness (an infection of the lungs) caused by a variety of pathogens (bacteria, viruses, fungi). Pneumococcus (full name Streptococcus Pneumoniae) is a

How long does the pneumonia vaccine last?

Five years. The Pneumococcal Vaccine prevents serious blood, brain,and lung infections from the streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria.This includes pneumonia and meningitis.

Is there a vaccine for pneumonia?

Yes, there is one kind that protects against bacterial-caused pneumonia, however there is none for viral pneumonia.

How does the pneumovax vaccine prevent pneumonia?

The way any vaccine works - is by infecting the patient with an extremely weak dose of the disease they're being immunised for. The weakened virus is just strong enough t

Should you get the H1N1 vaccine if you have pneumonia?

Most recommendations are that you should not take flu vaccinations if you have an active infection with fever or other serious symptoms. If no fever, and symptoms are mild, y

Should someone who has already had pneumonia get the pneumonia vaccine?

Yes, if you are otherwise a candidate for the vaccine (there are age and health considerations as well as whether you have been vaccinated for it in the past), you should get

Is it safe to get the pneumonia vaccine if your sick?

It depends on what is causing your sickness. If it is an infection, and/or you have a fever, then you should wait until the fever subsides and all acute symptoms of infection

Is it harmful to get pneumonia vaccine twice?

No it isn't. The vaccine is considered safe and an extra dose would not cause problems with your immune response, in fact, it might make it work even better to prevent pneumon

How often do you need the pneumonia vaccine?

It all depends on age Experts recommend the vaccination for anyone over the age of 65. It is also recommended for anyone who has lost their spleen, has diabetes or heart, lu