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Pneumonia Vaccine

Immunizations

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Pneumonia - a potential complication of the flu 

The flu is a serious illness. The flu can cause some people to be more susceptible to developing pneumonia, a potentially life-threatening illness. This is especially true of certain groups, such as the elderly or those with chronic health conditions.

There are two pneumonia vaccines Pneumovax®(PPSV23) and Prevnar®(PCV13). The two pneumonia vaccines will not keep you from getting the flu. But they are a proactive measure to protect against the serious and sometimes deadly complications that may result from any respiratory illness.

More information on these two vaccines can be found at:

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/pneumo/vacc-in-short.htm

Ask your health care provider if you should get the pneumonia vaccines