QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON PNEUMONIA VACCINE.

(1 )The most common symptoms of pneumonia are?.

A. Difficulty breathing, coughing with phlegm, fever and chill.

B.Nauseated and sneezing.

C. Headache, fever, vomiting.

D. Frequent urination and fever.

Correct answer A.

Rationale: Common signs of pneumonia are difficulty breathing or trouble breathing, fever,coughing with phlegm or pus.

2 The pneumonia is old people sickness. Therefore people older than 65years should get the vaccine.

A. True.

B. False.Correct answer B.

Rationale: People 65years and older ,children under 2years.And also people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, lung disease ,heart disease and sickle cell disease should get the vaccine. When in doubt ask questions. Ask your health care provider.

3.What causes pneumonia?.

A. Bacteria or Virus.

B. Shingles.

C. Measles and mumps.

D. All of the above.

Correct answer A.

Rationale: Research shows that the most common causes of pneumonia are bacteria, virus and fungi.Pneumonia is an infection that inflames air sac in one or both lungs which may be filled with fluid or pus. A bacterium called Streptococcus Pneumoniae is responsible for the most common form of pneumonia. ( Pneumococcal pneumonia)It can also cause brain and blood infection.

4. How often do you get pneumonia vaccine?.

A. Once a year like the flu shot.

B. Every five years, unlike the fluid shots.

C.Every three years.

WD.Every seven years.

Correct answer B.

Rationale: The pneumonia vaccine is given every 5years ( five years)There are two types of pneumonia vaccines in USA.

The vaccines will protect against pneumococcal pneumonia. Which is any type of illness caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. The two kinds of Pneumococcal vaccines available in USA are PNEUMOCOCCAL CONJUGATE VACCINE or PCV13.And PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE VACCINE or PPSV23.

REFERENCES.

https://www.cdc.gov

https://http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/ content. aspx

Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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