Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines
October 15, 2014
Most public health authorities recommend that all persons who work or have worked around dusts and/or chemicals such asbestosis should receive a “flu shot”, unless otherwise contraindicated. The risk of getting sick or dying from the flu is much higher in those people who do not receive a “flu shot.”
Additionally, most persons in these categories should also be vaccinated against pneumonia, unless otherwise contraindicated.
These simple vaccinations can often be obtained at a pharmacy.
You should speak with your healthcare provider immediately about being protected against “the flu” and pneumonia.
Michael Harbut, MD, MPH, FCCP
Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine
Wayne State University
St. John’s-Providence Hospital
Southfield, MI 48075