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Can You Get Pneumonia After Pneumonia Shot
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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