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How long does Pneumonia shot take to show effect?

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Posted on Wed, 25 May 2016
Question: My granddaughter has walking pneumonia, She is 7 and i want to care for her so her parents can go to work. I am retired and 74 years old. If I get a pneumonia shot today will it take immediate effect>? I also have not had the flu shot, Can I take both injections at the same time? I really want to take care of my family.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
No you should not take both the shots togather.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
No, you should not take both the shots togather.
Better too take flu shot first.
Then after 24 hours, get done pneumonia shot.
And don't take both vaccines at same site. Take them on different sites.
No, these vaccines can not give immediate effects.
It will take atleast 6-8 days to start it's protective effects.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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How long does Pneumonia shot take to show effect?

Brief Answer: No you should not take both the shots togather. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic. I can understand your concern. No, you should not take both the shots togather. Better too take flu shot first. Then after 24 hours, get done pneumonia shot. And don't take both vaccines at same site. Take them on different sites. No, these vaccines can not give immediate effects. It will take atleast 6-8 days to start it's protective effects. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.