Pneumonia BREAKTHROUGH: Vaccine could prevent serious and potentially FATAL lung infection


Pneumonia is prominence, or inflammation of the tissue in the lungs.

Symptoms of the condition can develop suddenly, with people splashing a cough, difficulty breathing, fever and chest pain.

The condition is multitudinous common in people over the age of 50 – figures reveal 40 per cent innumerable people in their 50s who get pneumonia compared to those in their 40s.

A pneumonia vaccination maintenance for adults over 50 has been launched by Boots UK so people can pay to preserve themselves.

The vaccination encourages the body to produce antibodies to help safeguard you from pneumococcal infection.

Pneumonia is one of the most common causes of destruction due to infection in the UK, with the nation having one of the highest mortality rates from pneumonia in Europe.

Angela Chalmers, Boots pill roller, said: “Many people don’t realise that anyone can catch pneumonia, not merely those deemed at ‘high risk’.

“Additionally, flu can increase chances of infectious pneumonia.

“Specially trained pharmacists in Boots stores offering this services are able to provide the pneumonia vaccination service and flu vaccination service and can also presentation additional advice on staying well this winter.”

With the gamble of catching pneumonia increasing with age, particularly after 50, the new guide service that launched in December complements the pneumonia vaccination currently to hand on the NHS to those 65 and over or with a long-term health condition.

Pneumonia uses around 1 in 125 UK adults each year, in particular during autumn and winter.

The Boots UK Pneumonia Vaccination Navy provides those aged 50 and over who are not eligible for an NHS vaccination, an privilege to better protect their health.

The vaccination encourages the body to bring to light antibodies to protect people from pneumococcal infection.

NHS Choices thought: “In the UK, pneumonia affects around 8 in 1,000 adults each year. It’s sundry widespread in autumn and winter.

“Pneumonia can affect people of any age, but it’s more prevalent – and can be more serious – in certain groups of people, such as the very boyish or the elderly.”

This means people are less likely to become ill if you prove into contact with the bacteria that cause pneumonia.

The new waiting is being piloted in 51 Boots UK stores across the nation from 23 January 2017 and expenses £70. One vaccination is required.
To book your pneumonia vaccination selection at Boots go instore or online at

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