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Pneumonia Awareness Week 2020

Pneumonia Awareness Week, 11th – 17th May 2020

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During the current global pandemic, it’s more important than ever to take good care of yourself. This is especially true if you fall into an at-risk group. For older Australians, there are ways that they can work towards protecting themselves.

Pneumonia Awareness Week

A combination of a healthy diet and regular exercise is a good start. But there are additional measures that you can take to protect yourself against serious illnesses such as Pneumococcal Pneumonia. Pneumonia Awareness Week ran last week, from 11th May – 17th May this year.

 Prevention Against Pneumonia

Pneumonia can be a life-threatening infection, seriously impacting on your ability to breathe. Did you know that there’s a vaccine that you can have to protect you against pneumococcal pneumonia? It’s as easy as making an appointment and having a chat with your doctor. And there’s no cost involved for Australians who are over 65, as the vaccine is funded under the National Immunisation Program.

Support and Guidance

Many seniors might be concerned at the moment about COVID-19 and developing or living with lung conditions. If you have any concerns, you can visit the Lung Foundation Australia or call them on 1800 654 301. Their team will be able to provide you with the most up-to-date information and guidance as required.


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