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American Lung Association urges vaccinations for adults with lung disease

August 21, 2014

The American Lung Association has partnered with Pfizer to encourage adults with lung disease to discuss receiving vaccinations for preventable diseases with their health care provider.

“The risk of contracting potentially life-threatening respiratory infections, such as influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia increases sharply among those 65 years or older, including adults with chronic lung disease such as asthma and COPD and those adults who smoke,” according to an ALA press release.

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