I have a question and I'm sorry if this sounds stupid. My 18 month old daughter had bacteria pnuemonia in November. Couple of doses of antibiotics and she was fine. No big deal. No complications. My pediatrician is always on me about my lackadaisical vaccination schedule and is REALLY adamant that I get the PCV shot for my daughter now that she has had pneumonia.
They did not do a swab, so I don't know the exact strain of bacteria that caused the pnuemonia, but if it was a strain that is included in the vaccine, wouldn't she now have immunity?
Does the past pneumonia predispose her to catching pneumonia again as someone suggested to me?
If I wait until she is 2 years old does she only need 1 dose (which is what is sounds like from the CDC, but written in a confusing way)?
Thanks for your insight!