May 19, 2015

National Radio News report – Lungs4Life research set to curb pneumonia infection rates

Erin Archer from National Radio News reports research released by Lung Foundation of Australia today to mark Pneumonia Awareness Week revealed only one-in-five Australians has been vaccinated against pneumococcal pneumonia.

“The research shows not only Australians aged 65 and over are at risk, but over 30 per cent of 18 to 64 years old have a chance of contracting the lung infection.

“The research has been released to coincide with Pneumonia Awareness Week, which got underway on Sunday.

“The Foundation says while people understand the importance of eating well and exercising, they underestimate the risk of this preventable infection.

“Lung Foundation Australia’s ‘Lungs4Life’ campaign is set to curb pneumonia infection rates, and educate Australians about the importance of protection against the infection.”

Hear the full report from National Radio News here.