pneumonia vaccine

A recent AARP Public Policy Institute report found that influenza, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations increased among adults ages 50 and older in 2020, though disparities continued.
A woman getting a vaccine shot from a female medical professional
Two studies find that getting a flu shot and the pneumonia vaccine may also lower people’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Man getting vaccine shot
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending that people age 65 and older get two pneumonia vaccines — the traditional shot as well as a newer version that can offer additional protection.
Injectable drug with injector-new pneumonia vaccine for people over 50
A pneumonia vaccine previously recommended only for infants and young children, has now been approved for adults ages 50 and older, the Food and Drug Administration announced.
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