Protect Your Hero
Our family are real-life heroes. Pneumonia is a serious problem that can affect any one of them.
- Up to 1 in 100 adults in the UK develops pneumonia
- It can affect people for a long time, taking up to 3 months for symptoms to resolve
- Approximately 1 in 5 adults hospitalised with pneumonia is under 65 years of age
- People with flu are up to 100 times more likely to develop pneumonia
Don’t let them miss an opportunity to help protect themselves.
Vaccination can help reduce the risk of pneumococcal pneumonia, the most common type of bacterial pneumonia.
Did you know?
Pneumonia can be caused by infection from bacteria, viruses or fungi. The infection causes the tiny air sacs in the lungs to become inflamed.
Signs and symptoms of pneumonia
As symptoms fo pneumonia vary and are similar to those of cold and flu, many people may not realise that they have pneumonia.
Click here for distinguishing the difference: cold, flu and pneumonia