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Old 10-09-2019, 06:58 PM
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Publix..and they will pay you!
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Publix..and they will pay you!
The CVS in Targets that have them too, you'll get a $5 Target store credit, and if you have insurance the shot is free.
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In 2015 I got an pneumonia shot that was good for ten years. In 2016 I got pneumonia that lasted about two months. It had gone away and then returned, I had to eventually go to a pulmonary doctor.
Your post wrongly suggests that the shot you got failed to protect you. Common error. The pneumonia shot you were given protects you against one of the most common bacteria that can cause pneumonia [pneumococcus]. There are two different Prevnar vaccines, one against 13 strains based on those strains which were found to cause disease in children, and Prevnar 23 based on those in adults. Both are recommended for those over 65. So you were protected against certain strains on pneumococcus and only those strains.

There are 100's of different bacteria, viruses, and other organisms and chemicals that can and do cause pneumonia. In fact pneumococcus causes a fraction of clinical pneumonias but can be a serious cause. So the vaccine did not fail you, rather you likely were infected with one of the 100's of other agents causing pneumonia.

Think of it this way. Say we have a vaccine to prevent dog bites from pit bulls. It is well known that pit bulls are a serious cause of human bite injuries. And even if that vaccine works well it will not protect you from bites from poodles, shepherds …..
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And at Publix you get a $10 gift certificate and the shot is free!
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Your post wrongly suggests that the shot you got failed to protect you. Common error. The pneumonia shot you were given protects you against one of the most common bacteria that can cause pneumonia [pneumococcus]...
It actually did fail me, I got pneumonia. Your comment is what my post was pointing out to others, that just because you've received a shot doesn't mean you're totally protected.
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:23 PM
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It actually did fail me, I got pneumonia. Your comment is what my post was pointing out to others, that just because you've received a shot doesn't mean you're totally protected.
There are more than one strain of pneumonia. Your vaccine protected you from whichever strains are included in that vaccine. The pneumonia you got, would be for one of the strains of pneumonia that are not covered by the vaccine.

Just like if I get a flu shot against everything except avian flu - and end up getting avian flu. It's because the shot didn't include that particular strain of flu.
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How can The Villages Health Care System run out of flu shots in such a short time when most snow birds aren’t back yet?
It’s already a month into injections. Most Snowbirds already have their shots before coming here. Try working for a health care system, we are always last on the list, running out of the preserve Free is alwAys a problem.
I have reactions even to the preservative free, and even though I am exposed to over a hundred people a week, I have never had any strain of flu.
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Old 10-11-2019, 08:49 AM
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It’s already a month into injections. Most Snowbirds already have their shots before coming here. Try working for a health care system, we are always last on the list, running out of the preserve Free is alwAys a problem.
I have reactions even to the preservative free, and even though I am exposed to over a hundred people a week, I have never had any strain of flu.
The CDC recommended shots later this year than last year. Usually August is the start of the vaccine season but they said to wait til at least mid-September. The vaccine protects for a certain number of months, and the season ended before that, if you got the shot in August. So you'd be vulnerable near the end of your dose if you got it too early.
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The shots take up to 4 weeks to become effective.....according to local pharmacist.
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