Answer: • Practicing good hygiene and health habits help prevent pneumonia. - Thorough and frequent hand cleaning, coughing or sneezing into an elbow or sleeve instead of hands, avoiding interaction with those who are sick, receiving proper nutrition, and getting adequate rest are all things you and your children can do to ward off the bacteria and viruses that can cause pneumonia.
• Avoiding tobacco smoke and other pollutants helps prevent pneumonia - Increasing access to immunization, reducing indoor and outdoor air pollution,
• Becoming knowledgeable about warning signs to identify infection, specifically a cough, fast breathing, and/or difficulty breathing will help prevent infection.
• Breastfeeding during the first six months is critical in preventing pneumonia. Breast milk contains a nourishing supply of nutrients, antioxidants, hormones and antibodies a child needs for growth and development.
• Many vaccines can prevent infection by bacteria or viruses that may cause pneumonia, including: Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV), Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Pertussis (whooping cough)