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 »

Is it safe for your child to get the H1N1 vaccine between his 1st and 2nd dose of the seasonal flu vaccine?

Yes, if they are getting both vaccines by injections. That timing of the two kinds of vaccinations (seasonal flu shot and swine flu shot) is not a problem, in fact they could be given at the same t... Read More »

The controversial OPV hypothesis says that HIV was transmitted to humans from chimps after Africans took an oral vaccine that had been cultivated in chimp kidneys What was this vaccine for?