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Is there a way to prevent bacterial pneumonia?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: You can reduce your
Risk of pneumonia by getting your yearly flu vaccine.
Also if you are an appropriate candidate, get your pneumonia vaccine every 5 years. If you are immunocompromised, avoid visiting sick patients.

In brief: You can reduce your
Risk of pneumonia by getting your yearly flu vaccine.
Also if you are an appropriate candidate, get your pneumonia vaccine every 5 years. If you are immunocompromised, avoid visiting sick patients.
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Dr. Michael Borookhim
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Vaccine for strep
Taking care of oneself with proper exercise, avoiding obesity, not smoking lowers ones risk because pneumonia often affects those with underlying chronic medical illnesses.
So avoiding things like smoking which predispose to chronic illnesses like emphysema lowers your risk. Beyond this there are vaccine that lower the risk for particular kinds of pneumonia. Flu shot, and "pneumovax" for ex.

In brief: Vaccine for strep
Taking care of oneself with proper exercise, avoiding obesity, not smoking lowers ones risk because pneumonia often affects those with underlying chronic medical illnesses.
So avoiding things like smoking which predispose to chronic illnesses like emphysema lowers your risk. Beyond this there are vaccine that lower the risk for particular kinds of pneumonia. Flu shot, and "pneumovax" for ex.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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