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I had pneumonia & was hospitalized for 5 days. no vent but my pulsox was 83. I was given pneumonia shot before i left. Can I still get pneumonia?

I had pneumonia & was hospitalized for 5 days.  no vent but my pulsox was 83.  I was given pneumonia shot before i left.  Can I still get pneumonia?

Yes.: The pneumonia vaccine helps prevent several types of bacterial pneumonia but there are lots more germs, both bacteria, viral and fungal that can cause pneumonia, too. But this does prevent many of the most common ones. Eat a good diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, get enough sleep and exercise. Making a strong body helps a person be able to recover from diseases easier and quicker. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Would it be smart for someone with COPD get the "pneumonia shot"?

Would it be smart for someone with COPD get the "pneumonia shot"?

Absolutely!: The "pneumonia shot" is a vaccine against streptococcus pneumoniae, a very common and potentially deadly bacteria. It does not prevent all pneumonia, but it can protect you against this bacteria. This is a must for someone with copd, as is the flu shot. I have seen this bacteria, streptococcus pneumoniae, kill people. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still get sick after getting a flu and pneumonia shot?

Is it normal to still get sick after getting a flu and pneumonia shot?

Not really: But it can be normal to have mild flu-like or cold symptoms. This is just the body's natural immune response after getting the vaccine that can make some people feel a little "sick". After getting vaccinated the body is making memory of the virus or bacteria. These vaccines are killed virus or bacteria, so you are not actually getting a live bug introduced into your body. ...Read more

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Whenever i get an intermuscular injection or a vaccine/pneumonia shot in my upper arm, it hurts for days. Why is that?

Whenever i get an intermuscular injection or a vaccine/pneumonia shot in my upper arm, it hurts for days. Why is that?

Normal immune system: Pain at the site of an immunologic injection (vaccine) is usually showing that your immune system is working well and the vaccine is having its desired result. Other times it can be simply from a deep bruise. Both respond to Acetaminophen and cold compresses initially, but warm compresses may make the pain feel better after the first 24 hours. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a pneumonia shot?

What can I expect after a pneumonia shot?

Sore arm: The pneumonia vaccine is very well tolerated in the vast majority of cases. Mild arm soreness is the most common reaction. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is such a thing as a pneumonia shot ?

Yes: There are two vaccines to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia: Pneumovax and Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13, recommended for older individuals and people with certain medical conditions. Pneumonia can also be cause by haemophilus influenzae (“h. Flu”), and vaccination is recommended in children. ...Read more

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