pneumococcal vaccine

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What is a Pneumococcal Vaccine?

A pneumococcal vaccine is a shot that helps protect against pneumococcal disease. It is made from a weakened or inactivated form of the bacteria that can cause the disease. The vaccine is recommended for adults and children over the age of two to help them prevent illnesses caused by pneumococcal bacteria, including pneumonia, meningitis, and other serious infections.

Why Would I Get a Pneumococcal Vaccine?

The pneumococcal vaccine is recommended to help protect against pneumococcal bacteria, which can lead to serious illnesses such as pneumonia, meningitis and other infections. Also, it can help to reduce the spread of pneumococcal disease and can decrease your chance of hospitalization from pneumococcal infections.

What Happens During a Pneumococcal Vaccine Procedure?

During the procedure, the healthcare provider will give you a shot of the vaccine which helps your body create antibodies against pneumococcal bacteria. You may experience a small pinch as the needle is injected, however it should not cause any significant pain.

What to Expect After a Pneumococcal Vaccine?

After a pneumococcal vaccine, you may have some side effects, such as soreness or redness around the injection site, as well as fever and fatigue. These side effects generally last no longer than two days.

Conclusion

The pneumococcal vaccine helps protect you from pneumococcal disease, including serious illnesses such as pneumonia, meningitis and other infections. The procedure itself is generally quick and does not cause any significant discomfort. After the procedure, you may experience some minor side effects such as soreness at the injection site or fever that should only last a few days.

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