What is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is the swelling of the tissues in one or both lungs. Typically it is caused by the infection of bacteria. This infection generates inflammation of the air sacs, called alveoli, in our lungs. The alveoli fill with fluid or pus, which makes breathing difficult. It may also emerge after people have had any respiratory infections including a cough or influenza. Various forms of pneumonia can be caused by various bacteria including the coronavirus (Covid-19). The severity of pneumonia can differ from mild to life-threatening. Infants and young children, people aged more than 65 years of age, and persons with health conditions or vulnerable immune systems are the ones that get affected by the most extreme cases.

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Vaccines Available!

Vaccines serve to avoid pneumococcal disease, any form of disease induced by the bacteria Streptococcus Pneumonia. A vaccination can help reduce the risk of catching pneumonia. Although all cases of pneumonia are not eliminated by the pneumonia vaccine, it decreases the seriousness of the disease. One shot normally covers us for life, but depending on variations in our health condition, we can need a replacement.

Pneumonia kills a child every 35 seconds. As doctors who have watched far too many children die of pneumonia, we’re not going back down until we know that all countries can afford this vaccine.

Dr. Manica Balasegaram, Access Campaign Executive Director

Get Pneumonia Vaccine at Samjhana Laboratory Clinic

As we know that vaccination against disease is really crucial to prevent the virus, all of us should vaccinate ourselves as soon as possible. Just spare a few minutes to visit Samjhana Laboratory Clinic to get the shot for Pneumonia or Influenza vaccine to make sure you and your family are safe. If you are an employed person and are really busy coming to the clinic, you can book a home vaccination service and get a doctor by your side right now.

For more information, contact 01- 5546684, we are just one call away!

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