Dec 27, 2017
By Michelle Saunders
The Mayo Clinic and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute both advise seniors and anyone at risk for pneumonia to get vaccinated against bacterial pneumococcal pneumonia. It’s a one-time vaccine that can prevent or reduce the severity of pneumonia. It’s also a good idea to vaccinate seniors against other illnesses that can lead to pneumonia, particularly influenza. We spoke to Dawn Bowdish, PHD, who is the Canada Research Chair on Aging and Immunity at McMaster University and McMaster Institute for Research on Aging to learn more.