How to prevent pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi and less frequently by other causes.

You may have:

  • Cough
  • Fever (sometimes associated with chills)
  • Sputum/ Phlegm production (may be dark yellow or green)
  • Chest pain that is aggravated by breathing and coughing
  • In elderly or patients with chronic conditions, the infection can be so serious that patients may need to be admitted to hospital.

 

Pneumonia prevention
There are 2 vaccines available in Singapore which can be used to prevent pneumonia.

 
Who should get vaccinated?
All adults 65 years old and older or anyone with chronic illnesses or low immunity.
Eligible person are able to use Medisave for the vaccine(s).
Please speak to your doctor today about getting yourself or your family protected from pneumonia.

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