Acute bronchitis can’t always be
prevented. But there are shots you can get to prevent its complications, such as
Check with your healthcare provider
about getting the flu and pneumococcal shots. Getting a flu shot every year can help
prevent both the flu and pneumonia. The pneumococcal shot can protect you from a common
form of bacterial pneumonia. There are now 2 different pneumococcal vaccines available.
You may need to get both if you are age 65 or older. Talk with your healthcare
Anyone can get pneumococcal disease. But those at the highest risk
are children younger than age 2, adults ages 65 and older, people with certain health
conditions, and smokers.
Talk with your healthcare provider and your child’s provider about
the pneumococcal vaccine. The CDC recommends the vaccine for all children younger
years old and all adults age 65 or older.