Chronic Bronchitis | Complications


What are possible complications of chronic bronchitis?

Chronic bronchitis increases your risk of lung infections, so be sure to get a flu shot every year. Also, get a pneumococcal vaccination every 5 to 6 years to protect against pneumonia.

A note about vaccines

Sometimes the amount of a certain vaccine cannot keep up with the number of people who need it. More info...


Chronic Bronchitis: Primary Care Management by JM Heath, MD; R Mongia, MD (American Family Physician May 15, 1998,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 05/98