Influenza and Pneumonia

Number Nine Leading Cause of Death for Men in Alabama

Influenza and Pneumonia are both diseases of the lungs and can range from mild to life threatening. Both can be of particular concern to persons over 65 and persons who have chronic disease or impaired immune systems.

Wash your hands and cough into a tissue or the crook of your elbow to avoid the spread of influenza. Seek medical attention if symptoms become worse to help avoid complications such as pneumonia.

Learn more from the Immunization Division.

Page last updated: June 12, 2017