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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 bacteria and a common cause of pneumonia. Therefore vaccination against Pneumococcus will prevent some, but not all pneumonias.
Five years. The Pneumococcal Vaccine prevents serious blood, brain, and lung infections from the streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. This includes pneumonia and meningitis.…
Yes, there is one kind that protects against bacterial-caused pneumonia, however there is none for viral 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 to t…rigger the body's immune system into producing anti-bodies, without actually causing the patient to get the 'full-blown' disease. The anti-bodies produced by the inoculation stay in the bloodstream ready to fight the 'real' disease, should the patient contract it a t a later date.
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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 a…re mild, you could get the vaccination, but since each case is different, it would be best to speak to your doctor who is treating your pneumonia. You can take the vaccination if you are taking antibiotics, there is no drug interaction problem, but if you still have active pneumonia, ask your doctor's advice about the flu shot. They may suggest that in your case the risk of getting the flu on top of pneumonia at the current stage of your lung infection, would be higher than the risk of an improper immune response to the vaccination and therefore will want you to take the vaccination now.
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 …vaccinated since pneumonia can be caused by different microbes, some types are viral, some types are bacterial, and even some more rare types are fungal. The type of pneumonia you had may be different than the types that are protected by the currently available pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine (aka the "pneumonia vaccination"). Pneumococcal pneumonia is caused by pneumococcus bacteria. There are more than 80 different types of this bacteria that can cause pneumonia. The most common 23 of these types are included in the current vaccination. So even if you had one of the types of pneumonia that was caused by this bacteria, you can still be susceptible to the other types.
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 …are gone. The best answer for you will come from your own health care professional, what might be safe for another person may not be safe for you, so contact your doctor to get an answer that is individualized for you and your specific illness.
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…ia, as it would act as an added "booster".
Yes there is one for the type of pneumonia that is caused by bacteria.
Many people only need ONE shot to last them a lifetime. Some people may need a booster shot. It is best to discuss this with your physician!
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…ng or kidney disease, and those with immune systems compromised by HIV, cancer, organ transplant, or other diseases. In general, the vaccine only needs to be given once, but you may need a second dose if you are over 65 and received the vaccination more than five years ago, you have a weakened immune system, or if you have lost your spleen or had organ transplant surgery since you last received the vaccine.