World Pneumonia Day

  • When: Monday, November 12, 2012, midnight to midnight
  • Where: Community-Wide, Hayden
  • Cost: Not available
  • Age limit: Not available
  • Categories: Community, Health

November 12, 2012 is World Pneumonia Day. According to the Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia, Pneumonia is the No. 1 killer of children under age 5 worldwide – responsible for 18 percent of all child deaths.

Children aren't the only ones affected by this disease, people considered at high risk for pneumonia include the elderly (over 65 years of age), young children whose immune systems are not yet fully developed, and those with underlying health problems, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. It is highly recommended that you receive the Pneumonia vaccine in addition to a seasonal flu vaccine for the greatest protection.

The Pneumonia vaccine is available at all drop in flu clinics or by appointment at Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. For more information call 970-824-8233 in Craig or 970-879-1632 in Steamboat Springs.

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