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Is it safe to get a pneumonia shot while you have pneumonia?

Is it safe to get a pneumonia shot while you have pneumonia?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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?

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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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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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?

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: Flu shots during the second and third trimester of pregnancy are highly recommended for all women. The pneumonia vaccine is also safe and suggested if you have severe asthma. ...Read more

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Should a person with CHF get the pneumonia shot or chicken pox shot?

Should a person with CHF get the pneumonia shot or chicken pox shot?

Yes indeed: For sure get the shots. The pneumonia vaccine is especially important for people with CHF or other heart conditions. ...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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Will a pneumonia shot be needed more than every 10 yr if 92?

Will a pneumonia shot be needed more than every 10 yr if 92?

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

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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?

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?

Pneumovax is: 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

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Is it normal for your arm to swell after a pneumonia shot?

Yes: Swelling at an immunization injection site is common. It is a local inflammation. It should resolve in a few days. ...Read more

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My arm is killing me from the pneumonia shot. What do you recommend?

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

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Please tell me, could a pneumonia shot cause ache in the shoulder?

Please tell me, could a pneumonia shot cause ache in the shoulder?

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

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Should the arm be really sore after getting a pneumonia shot?

Should the arm be really sore after getting a pneumonia shot?

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

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Arm still hurts 3 months after having pneumonia shot?

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

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How long does pain stay in your arm after pneumonia shot?

How long does pain stay in your arm after pneumonia shot?

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

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Should a pneumonia shot and a tetanus shot be given the same time?

Should a pneumonia shot and a tetanus shot be given the same time?

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

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Should arm still hurt after getting pneumonia shot three months later?

No: See a doctor and get this evaluated. Something is amiss and needs to be diagnosed and corrected. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I received pneumonia shot last thursday. My arm started huting really bad sunday?

Luke warm compress: Inflammation of the site of injection is common after vaccinations. Take NSAID and compress with luke warm water. Make sure it is not infeted.
Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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What to do if I got pneumonia shot last thursday. My arm started huting really bad sunday?

What to do if I got pneumonia shot last thursday. My arm started huting really bad sunday?

Sometimes: The most common side effects are:
• pain, warmth, soreness, redness, swelling, and hardening at the injection site
headache
• weakness, feeling tired
muscle pain
If symptoms continue contact your physician ...Read more

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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

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I'm worried because my arm is killing me from the pneumonia shot., what do you suggest?

Take NSAID: Usually inflammation at the site of vaccination is due to immune reaction to previous memory of the same antigen which manifest as inflammation. This could be suppressed by using nsaid, but make sure the site is not infected.
Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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