Anyone can get pneumonia. That’s the message that OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center wants to remind you of. While it is more common in the young and the elderly, anyone can get it. Dr. Amith Jacob a pulmonologist with Saint Anthony says that there are many different reasons why people get pneumonia.
Dr. Jacob says that while anyone can get it, He recommends that adults older than 65 and children under 2 should get a vaccination.
Dr. Jacob says that there are many ways to prevent pneumonia by practicing good hygiene, eating healthy, avoiding smoking and alcohol, and getting rest and exercise.
For more information on pneumonia and the benefits of a vaccination, consult your physician.