How Often Do You Need A Pneumonia Vaccine?

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Alternative Names

Walking pneumonia; Chlamydophila pneumoniae; Community-acquired pneumonia - atypical


Prevention

Wash your hands often and have other people around you do the same.

If your immune system is weak, stay away from crowds. Ask visitors who have a cold to wear a mask.

Get a flu shot every year. Ask your doctor if you need a pneumonia vaccine.


References

Baum SG. Mycoplasma pneumoniae and atypical pneumonia. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious...

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