Vaccinations for people with COPD

1) Vaccines for patients with COPD

Flu and pneumoccal vaccines

Flu and pneumoccal vaccines

Exacerbations or flare ups of COPD are mainly caused by respiratory viruses and bacteria which lead to increased inflammation and chest infections.

The two vaccinations recommended for patients with COPD are:

  • Influenza (flu) vaccine.
  • Pneumococcal vaccine.

Research has shown that vaccination can reduce the number of exacerbations of the disease and reduce hospital admissions.