Should people over 65 get Prevnar13 pneumonia vaccine during COVID-19?
This is a question for either an Infectious Disease Practitioner and/or an Immunologist . . .
For people 65 and over who have NOT yet had the Prevnar 13 vaccine, is it safe/advisable to take now, absent a Covid-19 infection, or would it be best to wait until after the threat of Covid-19 infection is significantly reduced? Thanks!
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@lioness can you provide a link to the research paper?
Was this the one Linda @lioness?
Vitamin D deficiency was common in all patients at a Swedish primary care centre, but more so in patients born outside of Europe
@colleenyoung I cant find it now Ive been searching but did find Harvard edu/cronovirus dont know where it went to sorry the article has researchers from U.K and other countries that they talk about If I come across it again I,ll let you know
@colleenyoung . I found the website I was looking at. http://www.institutefornaturalhealing.com on this site there a number of country,s that Dr,s are giving there information about Vit D3
Thank you for persisting with your search, @lioness. I always like the see the source and evidence of any claims. I think this is the particular article you were referring to
– Coronavirus: One Vitamin May Be the Key to Stopping It https://www.institutefornaturalhealing.com/2020/03/coronavirus-one-vitamin-may-be-the-key-to-stopping-it/
While the title is attention grabbing, it is important to note one key point:
"With coronavirus becoming a threat only in recent months, researchers have not yet had time to test vitamin D directly against it."
@colleenyoung I found this one from ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/prm/articles/PMC2759054 and Vit D3 and colds, flu,s as it is related to the virus . I think I was concerned with droplets that we may breath , they say it could be in the droplets of a sneeze,, cough ? any ways wear a mask to prevent from breathing in or giving to someone else . Tonight they said officially now wear a mask There is so much misinformation out there Im going with my nursing feeling . haha
Thank all of you for the guidance – I will seek to consult w/ my PCP. I welcome other input/insight as folks may wish to contribute their knowledge/awareness.
Lioness and Colleen, thank you both for this information and the link. I have been prescribed Vit D-3, 5000 mgs/day for osteoporosis for several years. Although I knew sunshine was a great natural source and love to be in the yard gardening, I was interested in the study's report of its aid for respiratory viruses in general, not covid-19 in particular, because of my chronic bronchitis.
@astaingegerdm– From what I can gather pneumonia that occurs as a secondary infection with COVID-19 is bacterial pneumonia. The vaccine covers viruses.