A 28-year-old member asked:
Can you get vaccinated for viral pneumonia?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: There is not a vaccine to prevent viral pneumonias. Many different viruses can cause lung infections called pneumonitis, which is usually not as severe as bacterial pneumonia. Viral pneumonitis usually clears up on its own, because a person's own immune system stops the virus infection.
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Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
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Last updated Sep 27, 2012
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