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Can you get pneumonia from a child who just got the prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine?

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Dr. Robert Fink
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine does not contain any live bacteria or viruses. The vaccine can not cause pneumonia or infection in the person who was vaccinated or any contacts. Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine is very safe and effective.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Absolutely Not: The Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine has no live components and can not give anyone or cause pneumonia.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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