Combat The Threat

Treatment of pneumonia

If you catch pneumonia, you will usually be treated with antibiotics2 if the cause is bacterial. Some people may require hospitalisation where the average length of stay is ten days.15

Pneumococcal infections, including pneumococcal pneumonia, can be difficult to diagnose and treat.7 With increasing antibiotic resistance, vaccination is particularly important because it protects people from becoming unwell and provides another way to manage the infection.7