Do you have chronic heart disease? You may be at risk for pneumococcal pneumonia

(BPT) – Living a heart-healthy lifestyle is important for everyone—but especially those who have a chronic heart condition.

Our heart and lungs work closely together and that’s why it’s important to take a holistic approach. There are many ways you can start living a heart-healthy lifestyle. Here are a few:

  • Create a walking routine with friends and family
  • Try new heart-healthy recipes and share with others
  • Engage in stress-relieving activities like yoga, art, and meditation
  • Get vaccinated for pneumococcal pneumonia if you have chronic heart disease

Pneumococcal pneumonia is a potentially serious bacterial lung disease that can put you in the hospital for weeks and even be life threatening.

If you have chronic heart disease, you are at increased risk for pneumococcal pneumonia—and getting vaccinated against it can help protect you.

Adults 65 or older and adults 19 or older with certain other chronic conditions like asthma or diabetes are also at increased risk for pneumococcal pneumonia and should consider asking their doctor or pharmacist about vaccination.

Pneumococcal pneumonia can strike at any time, in any season. Vaccination is available all year round, so now is the time to ask your doctor or pharmacist if vaccination is right for you.

Even if you’ve already had a previous pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine, your healthcare provider may recommend additional vaccination to help prevent the disease.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist about pneumococcal pneumonia vaccination today and visit to learn more.

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