Vaccination is a process that gives a person protection, or immunity, against an infection. Getting vaccinated can protect you from lots of different diseases and help you keep your lungs healthy.
People with a lung condition or other health conditions can be at a higher risk from lung infections. You can prevent some of these infections by getting vaccinated. Getting vaccinated can also protect other people, because it helps to prevent diseases from spreading.
Pneumonia, influenza and whooping cough are examples of lung conditions that can be prevented by vaccination.
Talk to your doctor about which vaccines are right for you.
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