Getting vaccinated is one of the most important things you can do to safeguard your lung health. Vaccinations protect you as well as those around you. They help your immune system to recognize and fight bacteria and viruses that cause diseases, such as the flu, pneumonia and COVID-19.
Specific information for those living with a chronic lung condition
Individuals with chronic lung diseases are at increased risk of complications from the flu (influenza virus), pneumococcal infection and COVID-19. BC Lung recommends those with chronic lung disorders, including people who smoke, receive a flu vaccine annually in addition to other routine immunization.
Here is BC Lung's list of trusted vaccination resources: