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Why are antibiotics prescribed to people with COPD?

Antibiotics are frequently used during bronchitic exacerbations to fight bacterial infections due to COPD. Flu and pneumonia vaccinations are recommended for all patients with COPD. The influenza shot is administered yearly, while the pneumonia shot is administered every five years.

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