A 40-year-old member asked:
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what tipe of vaccine can i use to treat pneumonia for my 5 year old?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
None: No vaccine given after a kid develops pneumonia will treat or cure it. If a kid receives a vaccine known to build immunity against a germ that causes pneumonia, s/he may avoid it. Some pneumonias are viral and will self heal, some are bacterial and require antibiotics.
Answered on Jan 23, 2014

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