Vaccination against pneumonia

For some reason, there are still many questions on the topic “we want to be vaccinated against pneumonia, this will help not to get pneumonia with coronavirus infection”?
Let’s take a look at the materiel.
Vaccines and do not protect against a specific disease, but against a specific pathogen of some kind of infection.
For example, there is no vaccine against meningitis, there are vaccines against meningococcal infection, its various strains that cause meningitis, there is a vaccine against pneumococcal infection – pneumococcal meningitis also occurs, from an infection caused by Haemophilus influenzae (and such meningitis also happens). But these are not vaccines for meningitis, but vaccines that protect against infections that can cause meningitis as well.
And the cervical cancer vaccine is a vaccine against the human papillomavirus, which causes cancer, and not just the cervical cancer, not just a cancer vaccine.
Pneumonia can be caused by a variety of pathogens.
Unfortunately, not all of these pathogens have vaccines.
At the moment, we can be vaccinated against the following infectious agents that cause pneumonia:
✅ Haemophilus influenzae (in children under 5 years of age, in the first place).
Accordingly, when we vaccinate children / ourselves against these infections, we reduce the risks of illness, including pneumonia, against the background of these infections. And also otitis media, meningitis, epiglottitis and other diseases that can be caused by these pathogens.
Coronavirus pneumonia, respectively, is caused by a coronavirus, and has nothing to do with pneumococcal vaccination (the same vaccine that is called “pneumonia vaccine” – Prevenar-13, Pneumovax-23, Synflorix)
Of course, against the background of any viral infection, a bacterial infection, for example, pneumococcal, can develop, and in such a situation, timely vaccination will really reduce the risks.
And therefore it is worth getting vaccinated – of course.
But don’t expect it to protect you from coronavirus infection, coronavirus pneumonia, or pneumonia caused by pathogens other than the specific pneumococcal strains you are vaccinating against.