Vaccines vs. pneumonia

The arrival of autumn and winter climate changes are generated that increase the risk of suffering respiratory diseases, especially in the elderly; however, one way to prevent it effectively is through vaccines for older adults.

However, the majority of older adults are unaware of the importance of vaccines, so they avoid its application, whether due to fear of needles or disinterest. But do you know why it is important to apply these doses? Find out in this test: //


Vaccines vs. pneumonia

When people over 50 years of age should take care of their health with greater care, due to the weakness of their immune system. Situation that favors the presence of pneumococcal diseases, among which pneumonia stands out.

Therefore, as a preventive behavior there are specific vaccines to prevent pneumonia, which should be applied in older adults, so that they have a healthy aging.

The pneumonia vaccine is a single dose and helps prevent complications in adults over 50 years old for life. In addition, it protects against the 13 most common serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae, a bacteria commonly called pneumococcus.

In this season of low temperatures it is vital to take necessary measures to extend the life of people, as well as improve their quality of life. In addition, the application of vaccines should be combined with a balanced diet, rich in calcium and vitamin C, as well as the practice of safe physical activity.

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