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How long after having pneumonia should I wait to get the pneumonia vaccine

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Fever free: The best recommendation is to wait until you are fever free. I have given the shot to many pneumonia patients when they are discharge from the hospit ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Vacccines: Vaccines have their place but can be overused or not necessary in some cases. Please check w/your doctor before getting any vaccine. At 18 years of ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Once is good/high ri: It is good to have it after age 50 and medicare covers.High risk people will need every 5 years like copd, cardiac condition etc.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Minimal: The pneumonia vaccine has no more side effects than any other vaccine and is a good way to protect yourself from invasive disease in the lungs should ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Having asthma you are at risk of getting pneumonia. It therefore a no brainer to get the pneumonia shot even though you have not had pneumonia. Rememb ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Ask your dr.: Adults 19 to 64 years old with medical conditions (for example, certain kidney diseases, cigarette smoking, asthma, chronic heart or lung disease, asp ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Acupuncture: There will be others who can provide great answers on your question...My answer is to recommend seeing an acupuncturist and chinese medicine practitio ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
It : It is very sensible that you are taking the influenza vaccination every year as this substantially decreases your chance of getting influenza and spre ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
No, : No, it is impossible to.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe/not: Anyone who gets flu or covid-19 can develop a dangerous pneumonia during the illness. Having the immunity provided by the vaccine against strains of a ... Read More

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