We strongly recommend that those with chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular / heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, liver and kidney issues and respiratory issues such as asthma have the vaccination.
The key feature of pneumonia is how it affects your breathing. It causes inflammation of the tissues in the lungs (like COVID-19, which is why it is so dangerous to have both COVID19 and pneumonia together). This causes the tissues in your lungs to become inflamed and swollen which means that your airways become narrower. As a result, breathing becomes more difficult.
If you are asthmatic or have any other respiratory illness, especially during this coronavirus pandemic, we greatly recommend you have a vaccine.
Most common symptoms
- A cough. Sometimes, with phlegm
- Difficulty breathing and breathlessness
- Pain in the chest when coughing and breathing
- Sweating and shivering