The following are recommended vaccines for many of our pulmonary patients. Vaccines help all of us remain healthy and prevent complications associated with viral and bacterial pneumonia as well as the flu. Remember to review all your vaccinations with your provider as there are other vaccines you may benefit from as well.

Pneumococcal vaccine PPSV23

  • Patients 65 and older
  • Patients 64 and younger with certain health problems

Pneumococcal vaccine PCV13 (Prevnar 13)

  • Patients 65 and older
  • Patients 64 and younger with certain health problems

Influenza vaccine

  • Recommended for anyone over the age of 6 months
  • Contraindicated if allergic to any of the components

For additional information from the Centers for Disease Control, go to the Education tab and scroll down to Vaccines.

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