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Can You Get Pneumonia After Pneumonia Shot
Depends: Most would delay giving a vaccine to anyone with a worrisome febrile illness. Not because it would be harmful but to monitor the patient for a febrile reaction to the shot. Pneumonia can be caused by many different germs & the shot will not treat pneumonia. Any benefit would be from antibodies that takes a few weeks to build & applies only to the pneumonia strains in the vaccine. ...Read more
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
I'm being told I should get a pneumonia shot, and can't remember whether I've had one before. If I have, is there any danger receiving a second shot?
Pneumovax: Nope. Go ahead and get the shot. It will not hurt to have had it twice. ...Read more
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
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
Dad 88 Dr says may have mds but considering his age they don't want to investigate further. Can he still get the pneumonia shot PREVNAR 13?
Prevnar: I see no reason he should not get a vaccination. ...Read more
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
At labor/delivery e.R. Last month, the nurse told me I should get a flu and pneumonia shot because of my severe asthma. Can I get while 6mos pregnant?
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
No: If one dose of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine was given at age 65 (which is the standard recommendation), then no additional doses are necessary thereafter, unless if there is an underlying immune deficiency that increases their risk of having frequent infections. There is no proven benefit of repeat doses of pneumococcal vaccine after the single dose at age 65. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more
I'm 75 yrs. Of age. Got a pneumonia shot 3 yrs. Ago. Also got the new Prevcar 13 just last year. Do I need these every year?
Recommended every 5 years. The Flu vaccine is every year. Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13
is usually a one time dose but CDC
will come out with their recommendation in 2018. ...Read more
Depends: If there is redness and it feels warm to the touch compared to the other arm see your doctor. Infection should be ruled out. ...Read more
Yes: I find the ache triggered by the pneumococcal vaccine to be common if not always present. It lasts a day or so and fades. ...Read more
My skin on my ankles just started to itch and there is no rash what could this be? I just received a pneumonia shot.
Hard to tell: This is something that needs to be seen in "real time" by your doctor. ...Read more
Perhaps: 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
See a doctor: You should not be having pain at the injection site for months after an injection unless something is seriously wrong. Either they hit a nerve, there is infection or a blood collection at the site, or some other issue. This needs to be assessed medically and dealt with once the source of pain has been determined. Good luck. ...Read more
Injection site pain: Usually lasts only a day or two for most people. Using the arm may reduce soreness. If arm swells significantly or becomes red & hot & pain worsens, contact your doc. ...Read more
Can be done if healt: As long as you're healthy, there's no reason why the two vaccinations (boosters) can't be given together. If you are suffering from an illness or flu, see if the pneumonia shot can be given a little later (to avoid confusing symptoms). Of course, if you're allergic (went into shock) from either vaccine before, avoid that 1. But standard practice is to administer both together unless reason not to. ...Read more
No: See a doctor and get this evaluated. Something is amiss and needs to be diagnosed and corrected. Best wishes. ...Read more
What to do if I got the pneumnia vaccinaton 10 years ago when I was 56. do I need a booster pneumonia shot?
See below.: A second dose can be given after the age of 65 and at least 5 years after the first dose (which is your case). So you are ok to have the second dose. ...Read more
Can the pneumonia shot make one feel better after a severe case of mono three months ago. Had very low immunity to streptococcus pneumonia.
I got a pneumonia shot 2 months ago yesterday I was sick &late in the pm my arm started to hurt where I received the shot & still hurts today related?
I doubt it: 2 months later, I doubt it.Get a more detailed answer ›
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