Get Shots to Protect Your Health (for Older Adults)

Older adults need to get shots (vaccines) to prevent serious diseases. Protect your health by getting all your shots on schedule.

Review Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Prevent Infections When You Get Medical Care

Get tips on protecting yourself from infections when you get medical care.

Review Date: Thursday, December 18, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

FAQ's About Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia- (PDF)

A “ventilator-associated pneumonia” or “VAP” is a lung infection or pneumonia that develops in a person who is on a ventilator in a hospital. Find out what you can do to prevent VAP.

Review Date: Sunday, January 04, 2015

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


This chart can give you a general idea about your fever. However, always remember to consult your family doctor with questions about your individual condition(s) and/or circumstances.

Review Date: Saturday, December 08, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine- (PDF)

Pneumococcal infections can cause blood infections, pneumonia, and bacterial meningitis, mostly in young children. Learn why the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) is important for prevention of these diseases.

Review Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Immunization Action Coalition

Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Pneumococcal pneumonia is a kind of pneumonia that can infect the upper respiratory tract and can spread to the blood, lungs, middle ear, or nervous system. Pneumococcal pneumonia mainly causes illness in children younger than 5 years old and adults 65 years of age or older.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID

Pneumococcal Shots

The pneumococcal vaccine can be given at any time of year and most people need this shot only once in their lifetime. Some high risk people need a booster vaccine. Medicare will also cover a booster vaccine for high risk people if 5 years have passed since the last vaccination.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Pneumonia Can Be Prevented – Vaccines Can Help

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can cause mild to severe illness in people of all ages. Learn about vaccines and good hygiene practices that can help you stay healthy.

Review Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases - NCIRD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevent Pneumonia

This fact sheet provides many tips on how to prevent pneumonia.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 01, 2015

American Lung Association

Walking Pneumonia

Colds that last longer than 7 to 10 days can develop into walking pneumonia, a less serious form of the lung infection pneumonia. Learn how you can help your child get well and stay healthy.

Review Date: Friday, November 02, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

What Is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of the lungs. Many small germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, can cause pneumonia. The publication links to more information about the infection, including types, diagnosis, treatments, and prevention.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

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