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How long after having pneumonia should I wait to get the pneumonia vaccine?

How long after having pneumonia should I wait to get the pneumonia vaccine?

Fever free: The best recommendation is to wait until you are fever free. I have given the shot to many pneumonia patients when they are discharge from the hospital. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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I was told by a coworker to get an pneumonia vaccine, but I'm only 18. Should I wait or ask for it at my next doctor visit?

I was told by a coworker to get an pneumonia vaccine, but I'm only 18. Should I wait or ask for it at my next doctor visit?

Maybe: This vaccine was developed to help build antibodies against strains of a common respiratory bacteria.This bacteria can cause pneumonia, blood infections or meningitis.It is not 100% protective or permanent, but has reduced such problems in small kids & older adults. It is approved for adults >18 as part of an overall effort to boost immunity. If your life involves much people contact. It may help U ...Read more

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How often can you get the pneumonia vaccine at 90?

How often can you get the pneumonia vaccine at 90?

Once is good/high ri: It is good to have it after age 50 and medicare covers. High risk people will need every 5 years like copd, cardiac condition etc. ...Read more

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Hi I have to get the pneumonia vaccine before I do I am wondering what are the side effects of the shot I'm 19.?

Hi I have to get the pneumonia vaccine before I do I am wondering what are the side effects of the shot I'm 19.?

Minimal: The pneumonia vaccine has no more side effects than any other vaccine and is a good way to protect yourself from invasive disease in the lungs should you be infected with pneumococcus. It is especially important to have it when you have any chronic disease of the airways such as asthma. There is mild pain at the site of the injection and may be some soreness and redness after the shot. ...Read more

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I have asthma and my doctor has advised me to get the pneumonia vaccine. I never had pneumonia so I don't see the need. Should I get the vaccine?

I have asthma and my doctor has advised me to get the pneumonia vaccine. I never had pneumonia so I don't see the need. Should I get the vaccine?

Yes: Having asthma you are at risk of getting pneumonia. It therefore a no brainer to get the pneumonia shot even though you have not had pneumonia. Remember an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had pneumonia 3 times in the last 20 years. I am 40. how often should I get the pneumonia vaccine?

What to do if I have had pneumonia 3 times in the last 20 years. I am 40. how often should I get the pneumonia vaccine?

Ask your dr.: Adults 19 to 64 years old with medical conditions (for example, certain kidney diseases, cigarette smoking, asthma, chronic heart or lung disease, asplenia, and conditions that cause weakening of the immune system) should receive one or two doses of PPSV23 given five years apart. People vaccinated prior to age 65 should be vaccinated at age 65. Over 65 yr with no contraindication should get vacc. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have had pneumonia 3 times in the last 20 years. I am 40. How often should I get the pneumonia vaccine?

What should I do if I have had pneumonia 3 times in the last 20 years. I am 40. How often should I get the pneumonia vaccine?

Acupuncture: There will be others who can provide great answers on your question...My answer is to recommend seeing an acupuncturist and chinese medicine practitioner. I have repeated success with chinese medicine. It helps balance you and boost your immune system and clear old patterns of illness to prevent pneumonia rather than rely on a vaccine. ...Read more

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Should I get a pneumonia vaccine at home at 90?

Probably: If you have not had the vaccine it is recommended for those > 65, discuss your situation with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a pneumococcal vaccine give complete immunity agst pneumonia and does it last life long? Thx

Does a pneumococcal vaccine give complete immunity agst pneumonia and does it last life long? Thx

No / maybe: The pneumococcal vaccines (childhood or adult form) boost the immune system by helping develop antibodies to the strains of the germ contained in the vaccines.Pneumonia can be caused by many germs not effected by the vaccine, and the vaccine may not be 100% protective against pneumoccus in all individuals. Revaccination in adults who receive 1st dose < 65 is considered >5yrs but not routein after. ...Read more

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Can you get pneumonia from a child who just got the prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine?

No: Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine does not contain any live bacteria or viruses. The vaccine can not cause pneumonia or infection in the person who was vaccinated or any contacts. Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine is very safe and effective. ...Read more

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Previously healthy 35 yr old female. Had pneumonia for first time ever in March. Should I get pneumonia vaccine to prevent possibly getting it again?

Previously healthy 35 yr old female. Had pneumonia for first time ever in March. Should I get pneumonia vaccine to prevent possibly getting it again?

Pneumonia: Did you have any tests to find out the cause of your pneumonia? there are 2 types of pneumoccal vaccine, prevenar13 which is used for age under 4 years or for older people above 60 yeas old, the other 23 vallent vaccine is used for immune compermized patients, ask your Dr if he would do off label use of the vaccine. Most common causes of pneumonia is viral or mycoplasma pneumon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will the pneumonia vaccine help for those with asthma or COPD if they also get swine flu?

Will the pneumonia vaccine help for those with asthma or COPD if they also get swine flu?

No: The pneumonia vaccine helps prevent infection due to a bacteria called pneumococcus. Swine flu is caused by a particular strain of the influenza virus which is a different causative organism. Hence the pneumonia vaccine will not protect against swine flu. It is important for anyone with asthma or COPD to remain protected against both pneumococcus and influenza as they can cause significant illness. ...Read more

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Can I get the flu and pneumonia vaccine while being treated for graves disease and hyperthyroidism? It's still not under control.

Can I get the flu and pneumonia vaccine while being treated for graves disease and hyperthyroidism? It's still not under control.

Yes: It is important to protect you against these diseases particularly since you have an underlying medical condition which could be made worse if you became ill. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Pneumonia vaccine has to be taken once in a lifetime or more often?

Pneumonia vaccine has to be taken once in a lifetime or more often?

Varies with age: If you are referring to the adult preparation the answer is simple. The pn23 vaccine is given once to adults after the age of 65 and may be given a second time if the a first dose was given before 65. Some chronic medical conditions where the immune system is impaired may lead to additional doses on a case by case basic. Info is available at the cdc website: www. Cdc. Gov. ...Read more

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Can getting a pneumonia vaccine cause a recurrence of pnemonia if you have just had pneumonia?

Can getting a pneumonia vaccine cause a recurrence of pnemonia if you have just had pneumonia?

No: The vaccine is designed to stimulate your immune system. Both live and killed vaccines do that. Even for a live vaccine, the bacteria has been injured in such a way that it can not cause any more than a brief mild case of the illness. It is highly unlikely that a vaccine could actually cause pneumonia. ...Read more

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At what age should a healthy adult consider the pneumonia vaccine?

At what age should a healthy adult consider the pneumonia vaccine?

Age 65: If otherwise healthy, the pneumococcal vaccine is recommended as a one time vaccine at age 65 or over. People at high risk for complications from pneumonia, sepsis or meningitis (other than age), generally those with chronic disease, should consider getting it earlier. To find out what other cancer tests and vaccines you need, consider the iphone app my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Pneumococcal Vaccine (Definition)

Pneumococcal vaccine is an immunization which is a kind of ...Read more