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Does pneumococcal vaccine stop infants from catching viral pneumonia?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: No

There are many different agents that cause pneumonia.
The vaccine helps to prevent one of the more serious types. But it does not prevent any viral pneumonias.

In brief: No

There are many different agents that cause pneumonia.
The vaccine helps to prevent one of the more serious types. But it does not prevent any viral pneumonias.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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