(Vision 21 News) Uijeongbu City Public Health Center provides free pneumococcal vaccination to citizens aged 65 or older (born before December 31, 1958) without a 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. You can check the nearest consignment medical institution by referring to the city public health center website and vaccination helper website, or by calling (031-870-6078~9).
Director Jang Yeon-guk said, “As this is the first winter after the lifting of the obligation to wear masks, vaccination against pneumonia, flu, and COVID-19 is essential to prevent respiratory infectious diseases.” “It is absolutely necessary,” he said.