Some cases of coronavirus do lead to pneumonia. But the pneumonia vaccine won’t help.
“Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, only help protect people from these specific bacterial infections,” according to Harvard Medical School.
“They do not protect against any coronavirus pneumonia.”
It’s similar to why antibiotics won’t help treat coronavirus or any other virus.
Scientists are working on a vaccine for coronavirus, but it will be more than a year before it could become available.
For now, health officials say everyone over age 6 months should get a flu vaccine (unless you’re allergic to its ingredients).
The flu shot does not protect against coronavirus, but it does help protect against a massive and unnecessary burden on hospitals as health care workers tackle coronavirus.According to the CDC, an estimated 20,000 to 52,000 Americans have died from the flu since October.
About half of Americans don’t get vaccinated — including most children who die from the flu.
Source: CNN News