Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Protect Against Pneumonia

October 7, 2015

The leading cause of hospitalization and death associated with the flu is not the flu itself, but pneumonia, a common complication of the flu.  More than half of influenza pneumonia cases can be prevented by the flu vaccine, reports Dr. Carlos Grijalva, author of a recent study published October 6, 2015 in the online version of the Journal of the American Medical Association.     Click here to read the news story.