Getting vaccinated can help protect you from pneumococcal pneumonia. In fact, the CDC recommends pneumococcal vaccination for all adults 65 or older. You can’t catch pneumococcal pneumonia from getting vaccinated, because pneumococcal vaccines do not contain a live virus or bacteria.
Vaccination can reduce your chance of getting
Worried about treatment if you catch it? People who catch pneumococcal pneumonia are typically treated with antibiotics, since the illness is bacterial. According to the CDC, "antibiotic resistance can cause illnesses that were once easily treatable with antibiotics to become dangerous infections."
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