Flu (Influenza) is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even the risk of flu-related death in children and elderly people.
Pneumonia is a disease caused by bacteria and causes a serious infection of the lung (pneumonia), blood (bacteremia) and covering of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis). Anyone can get pneumococcal disease, but adults over 65 years and older, people with certain medical conditions, and cigarette smokers are at the highest risk. Pneumonia shot can protect adults from this pneumococcal disease. Your doctor can give you details.
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