Heart Disease and Adult Vaccination

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People with heart disease and those who have had a stroke are at risk from developing serious complications from flu. Studies have shown that for people with heart disease, influenza is associated with an increase of heart attacks and stroke.

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People who have heart disease should be up to date with pneumococcal vaccination to protect with pneumococcal diseases such as pneumonia, meningitis, and bloodstream infections. Pneumococcal pneumonia is a serious complication that can cause death.

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There may be other vaccines recommended for people who have heart disease based on lifestyle, travel habits, and other factors. Getting vaccinated is an important step in staying healthy.

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Page last reviewed: June 12, 2017