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Welcome to Connect @curious2know – We are not medical professionals, We can not answer medical questions like this. We are patients helping other patients. You ask a fantastic question. Perhaps call your pharmacist or PCP to see if it's ok, then see if there are any available if it's still ok to have the shot. It will not protect you from COVID-19. What is your major concern with having the shot if it's available and ok to get?

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Sorry, didn’t realize practitioners don’t participate/respond to this forum. . . .

As I understand it, pneumonia is a major contributing factor to the seriousness of the Covid-19 infection. In severe cases, this then can potentially lead to a “cytokine storm”, where the body’s own immunological response goes into hyper-drive. My understanding is the pneumonia vaccine will prompt an immunological response of its own, and should I subsequently contract the Covid-19 infection, would the vaccine possibly complicate my immune system’s response? Thx!

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