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How to Prevent Community Acquired Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a medical condition where the lungs become inflamed, usually due to an infection. Most often, Pneumonia is caused by either a bacteria (e.g. Streptococcus pneumoniae) or viruses (e.g. flu or COVID-19)

How is Pneumonia transmitted?

  • Pneumonia is usually spread when infected people send respiratory droplets into the air whenever they cough, sneeze, or even talk.

  • Less often, you can get Pneumonia when your hands come in contact with an object or surface with germs, then touching your own mouth or nose with it.

What are the Symptoms of Pneumonia?

  • Coughing

  • Fever (above 38OC)

  • Difficulty or shortness in breathing

  • Pain when taking a deep breath

  • Fast heart rate

  • Chills

Please see a doctor immediately if you have/are…

  • Worsening cough

  • Difficulty in breathing while doing non-strenuous tasks or while resting

  • Chest pain when taking a breath

  • A weakened immune system (e.g. history of organ or bone marrow transplant, HIV infection, ongoing immunosuppressive therapy)

  • Previously diagnosed with COPD or emphysema

  • Above the age of 65

How do I avoid getting Pneumonia?

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water

  • Get your annual Flu vaccine. For Pneumonia vaccine, ask your doctor how soon you can get one.

  • Wear a mask if there is someone in the workplace with the above symptoms.

If you suspect yourself to have Pneumonia…

⦁ Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze

⦁ Put used tissues in the trash bin as quickly as possible

⦁ Wash your hands regularly with soap and water

⦁ Drink plenty of fluids

⦁ Consult with your doctor for treatment and possible isolation guidance

Pneumonia vaccination

If you want to ensure that you are protected from pneumonia, you may also avail our pneumonia vaccine for only P1000 per shot when you avail during our promo period from April 1 to June 30, 2024 only.

The Pneumonia vaccine is recommended as a lifetime vaccine for children (6 weeks to 17 years old), individuals aged 50 and above, and adults with increased risk for pneumonia.


  • The CIF clinic is located at 41-F Esteban Abada Loyola Heights Quezon City.

  • Landmarks: Behind McDonald's Katipunan and beside 7-11

  • To get there, pin CIF CENTRAL MEDICAL CLINIC using Google Maps or Waze.

  • If commuting, you may walk or ride a tricycle from LRT 2 Katipunan Station (North Entrance).

Message us to book an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome!

📍Location: 41-F Esteban Abada Loyola Heights Katipunan, Quezon City

🕔 Clinic Hours: Monday to Friday 8AM - 5PM | Saturday 8AM - 4PM

📞Contact No: 0969-1197955 (SMART) | 0995-3022232 (GLOBE)

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