COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - It probably isn't something that you are thinking about this time of year, but local doctors are seeing several cases of pneumonia popping up around town.

Dr. James Bush is warning people about this pneumonia threat.

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. People with pneumonia are generally sicker than people with a cold.

There are vaccines available for people over the age of 65 or younger individuals with chronic medical problems.

If you develop any cough or shortness of breath, especially if it's associated with fever, see your healthcare provider immediately.

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