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Get a Pneumonia Shot


The Benefits

Pneumonia is a serious illness that can sometimes lead to death, especially in older adults.

The good news is that some types of pneumonia can be prevented. If you get the pneumonia shot at age 65, you should be protected from the most common type of bacterial pneumonia for the rest of your life.

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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