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How normal is it normal to have pain after a pneumococcal vaccine?

How normal is it normal to have pain after a pneumococcal vaccine?

Little pain normal: A little pain at the site of injection can be normal like any other shot but it does not last longer tan 1 or 2 days at the most ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of a reaction to pneumococcal vaccine?

What are the symptoms of a reaction to pneumococcal vaccine?

See below:: Most reactions are mild and, on average, about half of the children are drowsy after the shot, have a temporary loss of appetite, or have redness or tenderness where the shot was given. About 1 out of 3 have swelling where the shot was given, about 1 of 3 have a mild fever, about 1 in 20 had a higher fever (over 102of), and about 8 out of 10 become fussy or irritable. ...Read more

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How important is the pneumococcal vaccine for my baby?

How important is the pneumococcal vaccine for my baby?

Extremely Important: Pneumococcal vaccine, also known as prevnar13, protects your infant against the most common bacterial cause of meningitis and pneumonia, as well as ear and blood infections. The risks of the vaccine are minimal and pale in comparison to the diseases prevented. ...Read more

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Got my pneumococcal vaccine 9yrs back. Do i need a booster? Thx very much

Got my pneumococcal vaccine 9yrs back. Do i need a booster? Thx very much

Pnuemococcal vaccine: Excellent question. Current recommendation is that if first dose was given before age 55, 1 additional booster dose given after 5 years. Otherwise, no booster dose needed. Kids are a little different because there are 2 types of vaccine used in some kids who are high risk for disease (like if they have sickle cell, no spleen). Then they get vaccine as infant, and the "adult" vaccine after age 2. ...Read more

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I had the pneumovax vaccine 5 years ago. Do I need the new pneumococcal vaccine?

I had the pneumovax vaccine 5 years ago. Do I need the new pneumococcal vaccine?

Recommended: for seniors, or others with compormized immunity, who do not always get adequate antibody response to the pneumovax vaccine. The new vaccine has a different formulation that seems to generate a strong response and includes the current major invasive strains of S. pneumoniae bacteria. ...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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Should i be concerned if my son is 16 months & so far not recd pneumococcal vaccine. Can he now get it?

Should i be concerned if my son is 16 months & so far not recd pneumococcal vaccine. Can he now get it?

I would get it: Delays in receiving this vaccine will not change the benefit your son receives.It just delays the beginning of protection from invasive pneumococcal disease. ...Read more

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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

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Can you advise on where to buy pneumococcal vaccine for children?

Can you advise on where to buy pneumococcal vaccine for children?

You Can Not Buy It: You can not buy Pnumococcal Vaccine.Only Doctors or Clinics are authorized to bye it If you need this vaccine or any other Vaccine.you have to Doctor or Clinic ...Read more

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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


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 the virulent, ...Read more