What is pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine?

Answer Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is a vaccine used to prevent Streptococcus pneumoniae infections such as pneumonia and septicaemia

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Is another term for H1N1 Swine Flu vaccine Pneumococcal vaccine?

No, the "pneumonia vaccine" is to protect against several types of pneumonia that are common and will not protect against the A-H1N1/09 virus. See related questions below.

Is the influenza virus vaccine the same as pneumococcal vaccine?

No. Pneumococcal vaccine is for protection against a type of bacteria, not for viruses like the influenza virus and many other viral infectious diseases. Streptococcus Pneumoniae is the bacterium ... Read More »

What is the difference between seasonal flu vaccine and swine flu vaccine?

In the US, they are made exactly the same with all the same ingredients, except the seasonal flu vaccine contains a combination of three dead or weakened strains of influenza that are common season... Read More »

What is the difference between live vaccine and dead vaccine?

"Live" vaccines contain weakened samples of the pathogen to be immunized against which are chemically treated to make them unable to make you sick, but will still cause an immune response to create... Read More »