Top
30
Doctor insights on: How Long After Having Pneumonia Should I Wait To Get The Pneumonia Vaccine

Share
1

1
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
1,108 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

3

3
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

4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
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

9

9
Can the vaccine give me pneumonia? Can I get pneumonia from the pneumonia vaccine?

No side effects: No. The vaccine is what we refer to as a killed vaccine. ...Read more

10

10
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

12

12
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

13

13
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

14

14
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

15

15
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

17

17
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

18

18
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

19

19
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

20

20
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

21

21
I want to know whether pneumonia vaccine is compulsory for 65 year old?

Pnumonia vaccine: It is rocommended that all people over the age of 65 receive pneumonia vaccine. But by compulsory you mean some one will give you against your will. Than it is not. It is voluntary and to prevent several kinds of pneumonia it should be given. ...Read more

22

22
Could the pneumonia vaccine keep a 93 year odl man from getting pneumonia?

Could the pneumonia vaccine keep a 93 year odl man from getting pneumonia?

Some types pna: Certain types of pneumonia particularly pneumococcal and if your physician is in agreement that it would be helpful why not. ...Read more

23

23
If I just had the pneumonia vaccine, how do I reduce the redness, swelling, and pain?

If I just had the pneumonia vaccine, how do I reduce the redness, swelling, and pain?

Cold/ otc pain med: I'd crack up a few ice cubes in a dish cloth and put them in a zip lock bag to use as a cool compress. Replace ice as needed. A couple of ibuprofen tablets up to every 6 hours may also help. It should improve gradually over 2-3 days. ...Read more

24

24
Pneumonia vaccine once in a lifetime or more?

Pneumonia vaccine once in a lifetime or more?

Pneumonia Vaccine: There are three kinds of pneumonia vaccine, two kind are for children only and are given in series of shots beginning at age 2 months. Pps vaccine for older children and adults is usually given as one dose. But some people will need a booster after 5 years. ...Read more

25

25
What does it mean if you have a strong local reaction to pneumonia vaccine?

What does it mean if you have a strong local reaction to pneumonia vaccine?

Pneumovax: The most common side effects seen with Pneumovax are injection site reactions (such as redness, pain, warmth, swelling, or a lump). These reactions occur in about 50 percent of people. Severe reactions are unusual and often due to severe inflammatory reactions to the injection (either the materials or the way injected), collections of blood (hematomas), hitting a nerve root, and so on. ...Read more

26

26
Does pneumococcal vaccine stop infants from catching viral pneumonia?

Does pneumococcal vaccine stop infants from catching viral pneumonia?

No: The pneumococcal vaccine helps prevent "strep pneumoniae" bacterial infections, such as pneumonia caused by that one type of bacteria. The vaccine doesn't prevent viral pneumonia, and doesn't prevent non-pneumococcal bacterial pneumonias. ...Read more

27

27
My husband had gbs a year ago and just got the pneumonia vaccine. Should there be any worries?

I am presuming....: That by "gbs" you mean gastric bypass surgery. There should be no problem receiving pneumonia vaccine. Having gastric bypass surgery would not require your husband to receive pneumonia vaccine; perhaps he has turned age 65 and is now eligible for routine immunization--PCV13 followed by PPSV23. Other indications include chronic heart/lung/kidney disease, immunocompromised conditions, etc. ...Read more

28

28
Should the pneumonia vaccine cause your arm to hurt for a few days?

Should the pneumonia vaccine cause your arm to hurt for a few days?

It may: 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

29

29
How ofter does the average person need a pneumonia vaccine shot? Is it usually given at childhood?

How ofter does the average person need a pneumonia vaccine shot? Is it usually given at childhood?

Yes: It is given in childhood but it is also given to adults over age 65 and to those adults felt to be at risk for pneumococcal disease (like smokers and asthmatics) There has been a vaccine available since the 70s but if you were not in one of the at risk groups you probably did not get it. You only need the vaccine once unless you are felt to be at very high risk, then twice. Talk to your Dr. ...Read more

30

30
Can the pneumonia vaccine keep a 93 year old man from getting pneumonia?

Can the pneumonia vaccine keep a 93 year old man from getting pneumonia?

Maybe, maybe not: This can boost the waning immunity of someone this age. It is no guarantee but can help. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
1,091 Doctors shared insights

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. Herman Hammerstead
86 Doctors shared insights

Pneumococcal Vaccine (Definition)

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