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Are you 65 or older? Get two vaccinations against pneumonia
- By Gregory Curfman, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Former Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Health Publishing
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Morning this is the first I have heard I have COPD and try really had during winter to avoid lung or chest infections, I will most certainly go see the doctor
My husband, age 73, had the first pneumonia vaccine 5 years ago. He got pneumonia twice that winter. This year, he had the second vaccine and suffered from non-stop chest colds (no pneumonia, though) for weeks. Is there a correlation?
Thanks so much for this article. I have two friends who have to get the pneumonia vaccine, but we never knew about this second vaccine! Thanks again.
This is really a valuable article for vaccination to prevent pneumonia during late age. sometimes we lost our dear people just for pneumonia. I hope govt. will provide vaccine for free for old people.
Keep this article.
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