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How Long After Having Pneumonia Should I Wait To Get The Pneumonia Vaccine
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 ?
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
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