Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dual Flu and Pneumococcal Vaccination May Protect Seniors from Cardiovascular Events

Did you know that many people who get the flu, don't die from the flu? They die from secondary diseases that sneak up on them when their immune system is down.  One such disease is Pneumonia.  There is a very large risk of developing Pneumonia as a complication from the flu. 

Older individuals receiving both the 23-valent pneumococcal and influenza vaccines were 35% less likely to die than unvaccinated seniors, according to recent study results.

WHO recommends 23-valent pneumococcal (PPV) and influenza vaccination for older individuals.

If you have questions about the Flu or pneumonia or are interested in getting vaccinated, give us a call at Passport Health.


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