Risk Factors for Pneumococcal Disease

ARE YOU AT INCREASED RISK FOR PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE?

If you have an underlying chronic condition, such as COPD, heart disease, or diabetes, you are at an increased risk for pneumococcal disease. Your risk also increases as you get older because your immune system gets weaker with age.

Learn how to lower your risk for pneumococcal disease here.

 
 

Chronic conditions and age are risk factors.

 

These 3 conditions increase your risk* for
pneumococcal disease.

If you have COPD, heart disease, or diabetes, you are at an increased risk for
pneumococcal disease.

Medical Conditions that increase the Risk for Pneumococcal Disease in Adults
Medical Conditions that increase the Risk for Pneumococcal Disease in Adults
Medical Conditions that increase the Risk for Pneumococcal Disease in Adults

*Compared to healthy adults of the same age.

You can get vaccinated against pneumococcal disease at any time during the year. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist to learn if pneumococcal vaccination is right for you.

 

Healthy adults 65 years and older have ~2X the risk for pneumococcal disease compared to healthy adults
50 to 64 years of age.

Adults 65 years and older are at greater risk for pneumococcal disease



 

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