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Can getting a pneumonia vaccine cause a recurrence of pnemonia if you have just had pneumonia?
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Sinclair
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Recurrent pneumonia is caused by germs reinfecting a lung whose structure may or may not predispose it to illness.
Things like asthma, smokers lung, emphysema or leftover damaged areas, can predispose you to infection. The pneumococcal vaccine is a sterile preparation of non-living pneumococcal antigen that stimulates the production of antibodies that help you avoid it.

In brief: No
Recurrent pneumonia is caused by germs reinfecting a lung whose structure may or may not predispose it to illness.
Things like asthma, smokers lung, emphysema or leftover damaged areas, can predispose you to infection. The pneumococcal vaccine is a sterile preparation of non-living pneumococcal antigen that stimulates the production of antibodies that help you avoid it.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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