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Does The Pneumococcal Vaccine Prevent You From Getting Pneumonia?

Does The Pneumococcal Vaccine Prevent You From Getting Pneumonia?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Since I have copd, my pulmonologist told me last fall that I needed to get the flu shot for seniors and the new two part pneumonia vaccine asap for my protection. I stopped on the way home from his office and got both at Walgreen's. The pneumonia vaccine comes in two parts, a year apart. I get shot number two in October. We need to do all we can to stay healthy!

edited, originally posted about 1 year ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

No it will not stop it but it makes it easier to fight it off.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

The two shot pneumonia vaccine is relatively new. The old vaccine was just one shot, but the new and improved vaccine is two shots, a year apart. I have had both old one shot (years ago) and am now taking the new two-shot vaccine.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I had mine in the Hospital they told me it's just one shot?

posted about 1 year ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

@A MyCOPDTeam Member. What are the yellow and red flags you mentioned? Thanks so much for all of the info. Huggs

posted about 1 year ago
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