The pneumonia vaccine has been shown to help prevent a variety of infections, including pneumonia, that are caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, according to WebMD. This bacteria can also cause meningitis and... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The pneumonia vaccination contains 23 strains of the pneumococcal virus stored in a saline solution with a phenol as a preservative, according to the National Vaccine Information Center. There are two versions of the vac... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Also known as a pneumococcal vaccination, a pneumonia shot is given to children under the age of 5, adults who are 65 years and above and any person between the age of 6 and 64 years old with certain health conditions, a... More » Health Medications & Vitamins
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Streptococcus pneumoniae are bacteria that cause pneumococcal disease and may lead to conditions such as pneumonia, ear and sinus infections, meningitis and bacteremia, notes the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Pneumococcal pneumonia is inflammation in the alveoli, or air sacs, of the lung caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, reports MedicineNet. People who are younger than 5 years old, older than 65 years old or ar... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The pneumonia shot should be given to the patient once every 5 years, according to WebMD. The risk of pneumonia is higher for those who smoke or have pre-existing lung conditions. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Seniors age 65 and older should receive a pneumonia vaccine because older people face increased risk of life-threatening pneumonia infections, according to WebMD. Seniors get invasive pneumococcal diseases 10 times more ... More » Health Older Adults