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Vaccination for Lung Patients


WHO SHOULD GET VACCINATED?


  • Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at a higher risk of serious complications from infections, including people who have lung conditions and elder individuals.

  • Children as young as 6 months old to adults , everyone can benefit from the vaccination



MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT VACCINATION


Is it necessary to take vaccine every year?

A: Yes. The reason for is that a person’s immune protection from vaccination declines over time, so an annual vaccination is needed to get the “optimal” protection against the infection.


Is it better to get sick with infections than to get vaccinated?

A: Any infection can carry a risk of serious complication and hospitalization, especially for people with lung disease.


Can the vaccine give me the sickness?

A: The injected vaccine contains an inactivated virus that cannot give you infection. If you feel achy or slightly feverish, it is a normal reaction of the immune system to the vaccine, and generally lasts only a day or two.


SUMMARY


  • Vaccines are one of the safest ways for you to protect your health, even if you are taking prescription medications.

  • Vaccine side effects are usually mild and go away on their own.

  • All age groups are eligible for vaccination, it’s particularly beneficial for persons with lung diseases

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