The doctor also emphasizes the need for a pneumonia vaccine.
For any adults above the age of 65 years or any age with chronic conditions like diabetes, heart conditions, chronic lung disease, chronic liver disease, and cancer are also at high-risk and must take a pneumonia vaccine, the doctor says.
According to Dr Jhala, “Doctors must promote the vaccine for pneumonia. Vaccination can give efficacy up to 70-80 against pneumonia and the severity of the disease like admission in the ICU can be prevented. There are two vaccines recommended for this PCV13 and PPSV23, which protect against 13 and 23 different variants of bacteria respectively.”