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You can't get pneumococcal pneumonia from getting vaccinated. Because pneumococcal vaccines don't contain live bacteria.

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Unlike the flu vaccination, you don’t need pneumococcal vaccination every year.

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Vaccination may help protect you.
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Getting vaccinated may help protect you.

Pneumococcal vaccination helps your body develop antibodies. These antibodies help protect against certain strains of pneumococcal bacteria that can cause disease.

What you should know about
pneumococcal pneumonia treatment.

People who catch pneumococcal pneumonia are typically treated with antibiotics. That’s
because the illness is bacterial. But you should know about antibiotic resistance. That’s when
bacteria become resistant to the antibiotic you are taking. According to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), antibiotic resistance “can cause illnesses that were once easily
treatable with antibiotics to become dangerous infections.”

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You can’t get pneumococcal pneumonia by getting vaccinated.
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That’s right, you can’t get pneumococcal pneumonia from a vaccine because pneumococcal vaccines don’t contain live bacteria.

True

Actually, you can’t get pneumococcal pneumonia from getting vaccinated. That’s because pneumococcal vaccines don’t contain live bacteria.