I have a st Jude aortic valve. Wondering if anyone with a mechanical valve gets the pneumonia vaccine. I’m only 46, but my husband just received the pneumonia vaccine thinking it may provide some protection against Coronavirus (or the resulting pneumonia) since he has a very poor immune system, and suggested I get the vaccine as well. He received Prevnar 13, and will get the other vaccine ( something 23... can’t recall the name) in one year. I do get the flu vaccine annually. Thoughts? Is the pneumonia vaccine safe with a valve?