[뉴스피크] Uijeongbu City Public Health Center provides free pneumococcal vaccination to citizens aged 65 or older who have no history of pneumococcal vaccination.
Pneumonia is a respiratory disease that causes inflammation of the bronchi and lungs after infection with bacteria or viruses.
Invasive pneumococcal infection caused by pneumococci can be life-threatening, but a single pneumococcal vaccination can prevent up to 50-80% of serious complications such as sepsis and meningitis.
It also has a preventive effect against flu and COVID-19 complications.
Citizens over 65 years of age who have not received pneumococcal vaccination can receive the vaccination free of charge at 136 entrusted medical institutions in the area if they present their ID.
However, on the day of your visit, you must contact the relevant medical institution by phone to check whether the vaccine is in stock.
Director Jang Yeon-guk said, “As this is the first winter after the lifting of the obligation to wear masks, it is essential to get vaccinated against pneumonia, flu, and COVID-19 to prevent respiratory infectious diseases.” “It is absolutely necessary,” he said.
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