17 doctors weighed in:
Would it be smart for someone with COPD get the "pneumonia shot"?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
10 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely!
The "pneumonia shot" is a vaccine against streptococcus pneumoniae, a very common and potentially deadly bacteria.
It does not prevent all pneumonia, but it can protect you against this bacteria. This is a must for someone with copd, as is the flu shot. I have seen this bacteria, streptococcus pneumoniae, kill people.

In brief: Absolutely!
The "pneumonia shot" is a vaccine against streptococcus pneumoniae, a very common and potentially deadly bacteria.
It does not prevent all pneumonia, but it can protect you against this bacteria. This is a must for someone with copd, as is the flu shot. I have seen this bacteria, streptococcus pneumoniae, kill people.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Dr. Martin Raff
And the influenza vaccine and re-immunization with age as immunity wanes. Protect yourself.
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It is highly recommended.

In brief: Yes
It is highly recommended.
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Recommended
A pneumonia shot will not prevent you from having pneumonia, but it will greatly reduce your risk of dying from pneumonia.
If you have lung problems, the vaccine is recommended. It is also recommended to get a yearly influenza vaccine.

In brief: Recommended
A pneumonia shot will not prevent you from having pneumonia, but it will greatly reduce your risk of dying from pneumonia.
If you have lung problems, the vaccine is recommended. It is also recommended to get a yearly influenza vaccine.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes...
The pnemovax shot will decrease the risking of someone with COPD contracting pneumococcal pneumonia, a common form of bacterial pneumonia.
A COPD patient should get this vaccination. See your doctor so it can be given, if you have copd.

In brief: Yes...
The pnemovax shot will decrease the risking of someone with COPD contracting pneumococcal pneumonia, a common form of bacterial pneumonia.
A COPD patient should get this vaccination. See your doctor so it can be given, if you have copd.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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