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Which vaccines would prevent my baby from having pneumonia?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Pneumonia
This is a general term used to reflect inflammation in the lungs due to infection, which may be caused by any of dozens of different organisms.
To my knowledge there are no vaccines specifically directed against pneumonia in general, but vaccines against the pneumococcus, meningococcus and hemophilus may help to prevent infection due to some strains of these organisms.

In brief: Pneumonia
This is a general term used to reflect inflammation in the lungs due to infection, which may be caused by any of dozens of different organisms.
To my knowledge there are no vaccines specifically directed against pneumonia in general, but vaccines against the pneumococcus, meningococcus and hemophilus may help to prevent infection due to some strains of these organisms.
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