Wednesday 12 June 2024
Precautions against pneumonia : VACCINES


Pneumonia is infection of the respiratory parenchyma and is one of the most common causes of morbidity worldwide. Before the discovery of antibiotics and was one of the leading causes of death. Even today, according to statistics from the World Health Organization is 1 cause of morbidity and the 6th highest cause of death in the United States.

Causative agents of pneumonia are bacteria and viruses.

Most susceptible to develop severe pneumonia, as people suffering from chronic diseases and the elderly. It was these people seek precautionary measures important vaccines against influenza virus and against
Streptococcus pneumoniae.

vaccine against influenza virus

Flu is an acute viral infection that usually them, but can epiplakei with primary or secondary pneumonia.

vaccine against streptococcus pneumoniae

This bacterium which can cause severe pneumonia.

Here are all the things we should know about vaccines.


Vaccination with this vaccine is recommended for:


; People who come into contact with high risk patients (family or personal health institutions)

& In patients with:

; Chronic respiratory diseases (COPD, bronchial asthma, etc.)

Chronic heart disease;

Chronic renal failure;

Diabetes mellitus;

; Immunosuppression (drugs, HIV, nefrotiko syndrome



in people who have an allergy to eggs

in egymonouses (Q1 pregnancy)

persons with active infection

Side effects:

They are rare and include fever - muscle aches - allergic reaction

There is 1 intramuscularly once a year from September to November


The vaccine is recommended for:


& In patients with:

Chronic respiratory diseases;

Chronic heart problems;

Chronic renal failure;

Chronic liver failure;

Diabetes mellitus;

People with splenectomy;

Syndrome, immunological disorders



Active infection

Pregnancy & breast-feeding in

Side effects: rare disease - muscle aches, also a local reaction (pain-edema)

It is administered intramuscularly and can be administered simultaneously with antigrippiko but in a different location

The duration of immunity offered is 5-10 years. After 5 years can be repeated.

Influenza A / H1N1

About the vaccine against avian fever (influenza A I1N1) cite the following text from the international news:

Members of the Council of Europe requesting the Committee to consider "health threat from pandemics false", after complaints that the World Health Organization was wrong to kyrixei alarm about the new flu I1N1.

The issue will be discussed in late January in Strasbourg, said Thursday Vontargk Wolfgang, a member of the Council of Europe and epidemiologist.

The Vontargk had received heavy criticism when it proposed that the WHO declared pandemic wrong "under pressure from the laboratories. The German socialist wants the Council of Europe to ask its members to carry out "research on the impact of [state] pandemic and the cost of national and European level."

In the text signed by members of ten countries, the Vontargk states that pharmaceutical companies' prompted the waste of resources destined to health, to the benefit of inefficient vaccination strategies "and" unnecessarily exposed millions of healthy people at risk of unknown side effects of vaccines, was not sufficiently tested.

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