A member asked:

If people received their pneumococcal vaccine, does that provide any protection for developing pneumonia from coronavirus?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Pneumococcus is a common cause of pneumonia as a complication of many upper & lower respiratory infections. Having some antibody present can decrease that entity as a cause.However, covid-19 seems to have the potential to cause a viral pneumonia that leads to lung compromise/failure on its own. The same can be said of flu & some other viruses.

Answered May 2, 2020

79 views

Thank

Still have questions?

Get the best care from a doctor who knows you.

Book a Video Appointment
appScreen
Sponsor Content
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Although a pneumococcal vaccine won't prevent COVID 19 pneumonia, it can help to protect a secondary infection with penumococcus.

Answered May 28, 2020

73 views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

Should I give my child a pneumococcal meningitis vaccine?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

A member asked:

I'm allergic pneumovax, would I prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor
...