PNEUMONIA VACCINE

Posted on : December 28, 2018 by Clinic One on Vaccination

Get Pneumonia Vaccine in Kathmandu Nepal

Worried by ongoing high fever, cold, cough and shivers? Worried about your elders or kids continuing to be very sick with high fever? Be very careful of Pneumonia.

Get Vaccinated to protect against Pneumonia.  At Clinic One, we offer the Vaccine in our sanitary and comfortable clinics. We understand that this is urgent so can offer this vaccine in the convenience of your home. Elders who may be unable to come to our clinic will greatly benefit from our in-home vaccination services.

Call Clinic One Kathmandu at  9861966614 or email us at [email protected] and get the Pneumonia Vaccine.


Why must the groups at risk take the Pneumonia vaccine?

Pneumonia infects the lungs. It intensifies the air sacks, which may fill with fluid causing cough with phlegm, fever, and causes difficulty in breathing. Pneumonia is caused mainly by bacteria and viruses that enter your body. It can be life-threatening – especially to the elderly and to those who have a weak immune system. Hence, the Pneumonia vaccine must be taken for prevention.


Why must elders get Pneumonia vaccine in the winter?

The Immune system is a defense system that the human body uses to fight against infections and toxins. A weakened immune system means a higher risk of contracting infections like Pneumonia.

As we grow older, our immune system get weak. Many researchers believe that exposure to cold weather during winter adversely affects our immune response. Therefore, we highly recommend older adults above 65 years of age get a Pneumonia Vaccine to protect themselves from Pneumonia.


What are the symptoms of Pneumonia?

Pneumonia symptoms vary from one person to another, but some of the major symptoms are:

  • Cough
  • Fever with chills
  • Chest Pain
  • Shortness of breath


What are the causes of Pneumonia in the elderly?

Pneumonia can be classified into bacterial, fungal, and viral pneumonia – based on their infectious agents. Key causes are –

  • Weak immunity of the elderly.
  • Exposure to cold weather during winter, which lowers the immune response making old people more susceptible to Pneumonia.


How can you prevent Pneumonia in the elderly?

  1. Wash hands frequently as it may contain germs from daily activities.
  2. Wear Masks.
  3. Stay in a well-ventilated room, house or workplace.
  4. Practice good oral hygiene.
  5. Live a healthy lifestyle, (eating hygienic foods, staying hydrated, exercising daily).
  6. Vaccination. A single shot of Pneumonia vaccine called PCV- 13 can prevent Pneumonia to the high risks groups such as:
    • Older adults above 65 years of age.
    • Adults under 65 years of age with a weakened immune system due to long term steroid therapy, HIV, Organ transplant and cancer patients.
    • Adults with chronic medical conditions like heart disease, asthma, diabetes, etc.


Details of the Pneumonia Vaccine we offer at Clinic One Kathmandu


Brand name of our Pneumonia vaccine

Prevenar 13,  Prefilled syringe


Indications

For active immunization for pneumonia prevention in infants and children from ages 2 months to 5 years, and adults 50 years of age and older.


Dose and route of administration of the Pneumonia Vaccine

0.5 ml is given intramuscularly in the anterolateral thigh region in infants or the deltoid muscle of the upper arm in older children and adults.


Pneumonia Vaccination schedule


Primary Immunization

For infants (more than 6 weeks), the recommended immunization of Prevenar 13 consists of three doses of 0.5ml each, at approximately 2 months interval, followed by a fourth dose

(Booster dose) of O.5ml at 12-15 months of age and at least 2 months after third dose.


Prevenar 13 schedule for infants and children previously vaccinated with pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine 

The supplemental dose of Prevenar 13 should be administered with an interval of at least 8 weeks after the final dose of pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine. To ensure adequate protection against all 13 serotypes, children 15 to 23 months of age that received only one a single dose of pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine before the age of 12 months, should receive 2 doses of Prevenar 13 at least 2 months apart and separated from the first dose by at least 2 months.


Prevenar 13 schedules for children 12 months through years of age incompletely vaccinated with Prevenar 13


Pneumonia Vaccination schedule for adults 50 years of age and older –

Single Dose 


Contraindications of Pneumonia Vaccine

Hypersensitivity reaction


Pneumonia Vaccine Warnings

  • As with all injectable vaccines, appropriate medical treatment and supervision must always be readily available in case of rare anaphylactic event.
  • Minor illnesses-like respiratory infection.
  • Febrile illness.
  • Thrombocytopenia.


Precautions of Pneumonia Vaccine

  • Immunocompromised groups (splenic dysfunction, HIV infection, cancer patients, nephrotic syndrome)
  • Pregnancy and lactation


What are the adverse reactions to the Pneumonia Vaccine?

  • Decreased appetite, Irritability, Restless sleep, Seizures
  • Diarrhea, Vomiting
  • Hypersensitivity, Rash, Urticarial, Fever
  • Erythema, Tenderness

Clinic One Kathmandu offers walk in appointments for all kinds of vaccines. We are open on all weekdays from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm except Saturday from 7:00 am to 11:00 am.

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11 thoughts on "PNEUMONIA VACCINE"

  1. S.. B S Kansakar says:

    We need pnemonia vaccine. We are aged 69, me and my spouse.
    Appointment at 8 am Sunday will be suitable.
    Will there be any fever after vac.?

  2. H. S. Pokharel says:

    We are six people aged from around 50 to 98 years old. One another is 35 and having frequent cold problems.
    We would like to have influenza vaccine and also pneumonia vaccine.
    considering the safety and mobility situation we would like to request you for home visit for the said vaccines.
    Can you please advice us in this regards also including the costs?

    1. Clinic One says:

      Hi, Please call us at 9863393960 to book home vaccination services.

  3. B. Sigdel says:

    I am 31 yrs old…The data has provided that below 12 month and above 50 yrs are held for vaccination ..is it good to vacinate in my age…as pneumonia affect in any age of The patient .

    1. Clinic One says:

      Yes, you can vaccinate at any age for extra protection. We suggest you consult with your primary doctor first before receiving the vaccine.

  4. Prava says:

    I am 22 yrs n recently i am suffer from pneumonia so i would like to ask that may i vaccinated after suffering from pneumonia if yes then at what time could u please help me to get this info..

    1. Clinic One says:

      Yes You can get the vaccine. Please call us at 015400400 or 9863393960 for more information.

  5. K . Thapa says:

    Sir I am from gulmi and my wife is suffer from pneumonia badly. Is the vaccine help her? And how can she get vaccine?

    1. Clinic One says:

      Yes, people who had previously suffered from Pneumonia can benefit from getting the Pneumonia Vaccine. We suggest you to consult with your primary care doctor before getting the vaccine. You can inquire nearby hospitals in your area for the vaccine.

  6. D. Karki says:

    Iam 38 i got pneumonia in my childhood my nose is mostly running and get cold cough hou can i benifit

    1. Clinic One says:

      People that have suffered from Pneumonia in the past have high chances of getting it again, thus, taking a Pneumonia vaccine can help reduce the chances of acquiring Pneumonia in the future. Please call our Vaccine hotline: 9861966614 for more inquiries.

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