A pnuemonia (pnuemococcal) shot can help prevent pneumonia in the future, even for patients who have been hospitalized for pneumonia.
Why this is important:
The pneumococcal vaccine may help you prevent, or lower the risk of complications of pneumonia caused by bacteria. It may also help you prevent future infections.
The chart above shows the percentage of pneumonia patients that were given a pnuemococcal vaccination.