Individuals aged 65 and over should get the pneumonia and flu vaccine

Individuals aged and above should have pneumonia and flu vaccine
Individuals aged and above should have pneumonia and flu vaccine

Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Internal Medicine Specialist Assist. Assoc. Dr. Ayhan Levent shared important information and made recommendations about why pneumonia and flu vaccines are necessary.

As the winter months approach, it is recommended that especially patients in the risk group should be vaccinated against pneumonia and flu. Stating that the pneumonia vaccine prevents a second bacterial infection that may occur on the Covid-19 virus by keeping the immunity alive, experts recommend that the flu vaccine be made in order to prevent the flu disease from turning into pneumonia. Experts underline that individuals with diseases under the age of 65 and individuals over the age of 65 should be vaccinated against influenza and pneumonia.

Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Internal Medicine Specialist Assist. Assoc. Dr. Ayhan Levent shared important information and made recommendations about why pneumonia and flu vaccines are necessary.

Pneumonia vaccine keeps immunity alive

Advising the patients in the risk group to get pneumonia and flu vaccines as we enter the winter months, Assist. Assoc. Dr. Ayhan Levent, “Pneumonia vaccine does not have any protection against the Covid-19 virus, but we recommend the pneumonia vaccine against the Covid-19 virus because it both keeps the immune system alive and prevents a second bacterial infection that may occur on the virus.” said.

The flu can cause pneumonia

Emphasizing that flu can also cause pneumonia, Levent said, “When the time comes, annual flu vaccine should be made. The pneumonia vaccine does not have a season, and it can be administered in any month of the year. Influenza vaccine can be made especially in October-November. used his statements.

Individuals aged 65 and over should be vaccinated.

Assoc. Dr. Ayhan Levent said that everyone aged 65 and over is recommended to be vaccinated against pneumonia and flu and concluded his words as follows:

“However, if you are under the age of 65; to patients with kidney, liver and heart failure; Those with lung diseases such as asthma and COPD, those with ischemic heart disease, diabetes diagnosis, those with spleen removal or spleen dysfunction, those with recurrent pneumonia infections, cancer patients, patients undergoing chemotherapy, patients who have had organ and bone marrow transplants, in crowded places such as nursing homes. It is recommended that those who live, care for patients, those who are immunocompromised, or those who are receiving immunosuppressive therapy, should be vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.”

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