If you have chronic lung disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you get vaccinated against certain preventable diseases. At a minimum, the CDC recommends the following immunizations:
- Influenza Vaccine – Needed yearly to protect against seasonal flu
- TDAP Vaccine – To protect against tetanus, diptheria and pertussis (whooping cough)
- Pneumococcal Vaccine – To protect against serious pneumococcal infections, including pneumonia
- Zoster Vaccine – To protect against shingles
According to the CDC, there may be other vaccines that you need as well. Take the Adult Vaccine Quiz* to find out.
Read more about chronic lung disease and vaccines here: COPD, Asthma and Adult Vaccines
*CDC disclaimer on Adult Vaccine Quiz: “The Adult Vaccine Quiz provides information about recommended vaccines for adults (people age 19 years and older). Results from the quiz are based on your answers to the quiz and depend on the accuracy of your answers. Results are intended to indicate vaccines that you might need. You and your doctor or healthcare professional must determine which vaccines you need. Your current health status, risk factors, and medical history, including history of disease and vaccination, must be considered before you receive any vaccines.”