Pneumonia vaccine recommendation from the specialist for patients in the risk group
Internal Diseases Specialist Dr. Taner Has, "People in the risk group being vaccinated against pneumonia provides benefits in terms of protection from pneumococcal diseases that may have serious consequences." used the expression.
In the statement made, it was stated that the vaccine is a tool that provides immunity against bacteria and viruses that can cause disease in humans.
In the statement, "A form of the virus or bacteria is put into the vaccine that does not cause illness but creates an immune response in the body. In this way, the body becomes immune to that virus or bacteria. Pneumonia vaccine is also developed against a bacterium that can cause pneumonia in the body. is a vaccine. " said.
Medicana Avcılar Hospital Internal Medicine Specialist, whose views are included in the statement. Emphasizing that pneumonia vaccine is a type of vaccine produced against pneumococcus bacteria that can cause various problems such as meningitis, otitis (ear inflammation), sinusitis, blood poisoning (sepsis), especially pneumonia in the body, he said:
"There are two types, conjugated and polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine. Vaccines contain a protein part called antigen, which allows the bacteria to be recognized by the immune system. When this vaccine is administered, the person's immune system recognizes this antigen. It detects that a foreign substance has entered the body. These antibodies both destroy the antigen and then provide a rapid response to the foreign substance when this antigen is encountered again, so when the pneumonia vaccinated person encounters the pneumococcus bacteria, the immune system immediately recognizes and destroys the bacteria. There are different types of pneumococcus bacteria and each causes different frequency of disease. Conjugated pneumococcal vaccine is protective against 13 most common types of pneumococci. Polysaccharide vaccine is effective against 23 types of pneumococcus bacteria. "
- Benefits of pneumonia vaccine
Dr. Taner Has stated that pneumococcal bacteria can cause many different diseases, "Meningitis, another disease caused by bacteria, is seen with symptoms of headache, high fever, neck stiffness and confusion. Blood poisoning (sepsis) caused by the contamination and dispersion of pneumococcal bacteria into the blood. It can lead to severe situations such as fever, chills, and low blood pressure. People who are given pneumococcal vaccine have developed immunity against pneumococcus bacteria. Thus, when pneumococcus enters the body, it is immediately recognized and destroyed by the immune system. The bacteria cannot multiply in the body and cause infection Vaccination provides protection from conditions such as pneumonia, blood poisoning, sepsis. It also protects against diseases such as otitis and sinusitis, which are milder diseases caused by pneumococcus. " used expressions.
It is stated that the diseases caused by pneumococcal bacteria have a more severe course especially in children under 5 years of age and adults over 65 years of age.