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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 »

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The most common negative symptoms from pneumonia and flu shots are soreness, redness or swelling at the injection site, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mild flu-like symptoms such as fever, a... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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In addition to doctors' offices and public health services, people get pneumonia vaccines at a number of community sites, including pharmacies, schools, colleges and religious institutions, according to Vaccines.gov. Tha... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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