Health Tip: For Some, Pneumonia Vaccine Essential

Those over 65 should get it with flu inoculation, government recommends

(HealthDay News) -- We all know the value of flu shots. But for some people, the pneumonia vaccine is just as critical.

According to the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those who should get a pneumonia shot include people over 65, or anyone with an immune system disorder or cancer.

While flu shots are necessary every year, pneumococcal vaccines are usually given once, and don't need to be repeated annually.

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