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PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE is a vaccine used to prevent pneumococcus bacterial infections. These bacteria can cause serious infections like pneumonia, meningitis, and blood infections. This vaccine will lower your chance of getting pneumonia. If you do get pneumonia, it can make your symptoms milder and your illness shorter. This vaccine will not treat an infection and will not cause infection. This vaccine is recommended for infants and young children, adults with certain medical conditions, and adults 65 years or older. Compare vaccinations.
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When Do I Need Pneumonia Vaccines?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - July 19, 2016

Strep pneumonia also known as pneumococcal pneumonia is a major cause of bacterial pneumonia in adults. There are 90 different strains (serotypes) of strep pneumonia, and even if you’ve had one type, you are only immune to that one type again.

Because your immune response is specific to that type, you still need a vaccine to help you out. Two in fact. Two vaccines that cover 23 different serotypes (aka strains) of pneumococcal pneumonia. See More

Do I Need Two Pneumonia Vaccines?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - December 23, 2014

Yes, if you are over 65 you do. These recommendations changed in the United States in September 2014 and I would call them a sweeping change. Pneumococcal vaccines don’t protect you from ALL pneumonia but they do protect you from Strep pneumococcal infections including pneumonia and meningitis which remain an important source of illness and even death among older adults.

What’s new? For all adults ≥ 65 years of age, there are two recommend pneumococcal vaccinations (booster shots). See More

Pneumonia: Do You Need the Vaccine This Year?

The GoodRx Pharmacist - October 08, 2014

If you have had pneumonia then you know that you NEVER want to get it again. Pneumonia can put even a healthy adult down and out quicker than most infections. If you or someone you know is at high-risk for pneumonia, getting a pneumonia vaccine with your seasonal flu shot can help improve your chance of remaining healthy this year.

First, what is pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. It can be due to a virus, bacteria, or fungi, and can cause inflammation in the air sacs of one or both lungs. See More

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