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A 42-year-old female asked:

Will pneumonia vaccine be helpful for me and my immune system now- after recovering from meningitis 6 mos ago? never had this vaccine before

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe: There are 2 pneumococcal vaccines.One has been around for several decades and one developed within the past decade.Both help your body develop immunity to some of the common pneumoccal germs that can cause invasive disease like pneumonia and meningitis.It is an immune booster of sorts and helps defend you against specific germs. I got one.

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Last updated May 4, 2016

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