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Get a Pneumonia Shot

If you are age 65 or older, ask your doctor for a pneumonia shot. This shot is sometimes called PPV.
Pneumonia is a serious illness that can lead to infections of the blood or the brain.
Pneumonia is a serious illness. Don’t wait – talk to your doctor about the pneumonia shot.
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Start Today: Small Steps
  • Call your doctor to schedule an appointment for a pneumonia shot.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Tell a friend or older family member about the pneumonia shot.

Learn how a flu shot can also prevent pneumonia.

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