COPD is a risk factor for pneumococcal diseaseCOPD is a risk factor for pneumococcal disease
 

COPD AND PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE

 
 
 
KNOW YOUR RISK FOR PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE
People with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) have increased swelling and mucus in their airways, which increases the risk for respiratory illnesses.
Also, because the immune system weakens with age, older adults have a greater risk for pneumococcal disease.
ADULTS WITH COPD HAVE
~ 7X GREATER RISK
FOR PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE
COMPARED TO HEALTHY ADULTS OF THE SAME AGE
HELP LOWER YOUR RISK
HERE’S WHAT PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE INCLUDES
PNEUMOCOCCAL PNEUMONIA: AN INFECTION OF THE LUNGS
Every year, about 300,000 people aged 50 and older are hospitalized with this type of pneumonia in the United States. While the cause of pneumonia isn’t always pneumococcal bacteria, they are a common cause.
PNEUMOCOCCAL BACTEREMIA: AN INFECTION OF THE BLOOD
About 1 of every 4 patients with pneumococcal pneumonia will develop this type of bacteremia, which can be serious and may lead to hospitalization.
PNEUMOCOCCAL MENINGITIS: A RARE BUT SERIOUS INFECTION OF THE COVERINGS OF THE BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD
People who have meningitis may face long-term complications like brain damage, hearing loss, and seizures.
Learn more about PNEUMOVAX 23 and how COPD is a risk factor for pneumococcal diseaseLearn more about PNEUMOVAX 23 and how COPD is a risk factor for pneumococcal disease
THIS IS MY STORY
THIS IS MY STORY*
I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH COPD AT 56.
COPD is my reality. That means taking care of my lungs is a priority. So when I learned that I was at increased risk for pneumococcal pneumonia, I talked to my doctor right away.
THIS IS OUR VACCINE
PNEUMOVAX®23 (Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent) is a vaccine that helps protect against pneumococcal disease caused by certain bacteria. It’s for adults who are at greater risk because of certain chronic conditions like COPD.
PNEUMOVAX 23 is a vaccine that helps protect against pneumococcal disease caused by certain bacteria. It’s for adults who are at greater risk because of certain chronic conditions like COPD.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends PNEUMOVAX 23 for people who have certain chronic conditions — like diabetes, heart disease, and COPD — who are 19 to 64 years old.
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ABOUT PNEUMOVAX 23

PNEUMOVAX 23 is a vaccine that is given as a shot. It helps protect you from infection by certain germs or bacteria which are called pneumococcus (pronounced "noo-mo-ca-cus").

PNEUMOVAX 23 is for people 50 years of age and older, and those 2 years of age and older if they have certain medical conditions that put them at increased risk for infection.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

PNEUMOVAX 23 may not protect everyone who gets it. It will not protect against diseases that are caused by bacteria types that are not in the vaccine.

You should not get PNEUMOVAX 23 if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, had an allergic reaction to PNEUMOVAX 23 in the past, or are less than 2 years of age.

Before getting PNEUMOVAX 23, tell your health care professional if you or your child are allergic to the vaccine, have heart or lung problems, have a fever, have immune problems, or are receiving radiation treatment or chemotherapy, are pregnant or breastfeeding.

PNEUMOVAX 23 may not prevent pneumococcal meningitis in patients with leakage of spinal fluid caused by a cracked or injured skull or a medical operation.

Talk to your health care professional if you plan to get ZOSTAVAX® (Zoster Vaccine Live) at the same time as PNEUMOVAX 23 because it may be better to get these vaccines at least 4 weeks apart. Also talk to your health care professional if you plan to get PNEUMOVAX 23 at the same time as other vaccines.

The most common side effects of PNEUMOVAX 23 are: pain, warmth, soreness, redness, swelling, and hardening at the injection site, headache, weakness and feeling tired, and muscle pain. Tell your health care professional or get help right away if you have any of the following problems, which may be signs of an allergic reaction: difficulty breathing, wheezing, rash, hives.

Side effects at the site where you get the shot may be more common and may feel worse after a second shot than after the first shot. Tell your health care professional if you or your child has a side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

If you would like more information about PNEUMOVAX 23, talk to your health care professional.

ABOUT PNEUMOVAX 23

PNEUMOVAX 23 is a vaccine that is given as a shot. It helps protect you from infection by certain germs or bacteria which are called pneumococcus (pronounced "noo-mo-ca-cus").

PNEUMOVAX 23 is for people 50 years of age and older, and those 2 years of age and older if they have certain medical conditions that put them at increased risk for infection.

Please read the accompanying Patient Information for PNEUMOVAX®23 (Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent) and discuss it with your health care professional. The physician Prescribing Information also is available.

Please read the accompanying Patient Information for PNEUMOVAX 23 and discuss it with your health care professional. The physician Prescribing Information also is available.



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ABOUT PNEUMOVAX 23

PNEUMOVAX 23 is a vaccine that is given as a shot. It helps protect you from infection by certain germs or bacteria which are called pneumococcus (pronounced "noo-mo-ca-cus").

PNEUMOVAX 23 is for people 50 years of age and older, and those 2 years of age and older if they have certain medical conditions that put them at increased risk for infection.

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ABOUT PNEUMOVAX 23

PNEUMOVAX 23 is a vaccine that is given as a shot. It helps protect you from infection by certain germs or bacteria which are called pneumococcus (pronounced "noo-mo-ca-cus"). 

PNEUMOVAX 23 is a vaccine that is given as a shot. It helps protect you from infection by certain germs or bacteria which are called pneumococcus (pronounced "noo-mo-ca-cus").

PNEUMOVAX 23 is for people 50 years of age and older, and those 2 years of age and older if they have certain medical conditions that put them at increased risk for infection.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

PNEUMOVAX 23 may not protect everyone who gets it. It will not protect against diseases that are caused by bacteria types that are not in the
vaccine.

PNEUMOVAX 23 may not protect everyone who gets it. It will not protect against diseases that are caused by bacteria types that are not in the vaccine.

You should not get PNEUMOVAX 23 if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, had an allergic reaction to PNEUMOVAX 23 in the past, or are less than 2 years of age.

Before getting PNEUMOVAX 23, tell your health care professional if you or your child are allergic to the vaccine, have heart or lung problems, have a fever, have immune problems, or are receiving radiation treatment or chemotherapy, are pregnant or breastfeeding.

PNEUMOVAX 23 may not prevent pneumococcal meningitis in patients with leakage of spinal fluid caused by a cracked or injured skull or a medical operation.

Talk to your health care professional if you plan to get ZOSTAVAX® (Zoster Vaccine Live) at the same time as PNEUMOVAX 23 because it may be better to get these vaccines at least 4 weeks apart. Also talk to your health care professional if you plan to get PNEUMOVAX 23 at the same time as other vaccines.

The most common side effects of PNEUMOVAX 23 are: pain, warmth, soreness, redness, swelling, and hardening at the injection site, headache, weakness and feeling tired, and muscle pain. Tell your health care professional or get help right away if you have any of the following problems, which may be signs of an allergic reaction: difficulty breathing, wheezing, rash, hives.

Side effects at the site where you get the shot may be more common and may feel worse after a second shot than after the first shot. Tell your health care professional if you or your child has a side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

If you would like more information about PNEUMOVAX 23, talk to your health care professional.

ABOUT PNEUMOVAX 23

PNEUMOVAX 23 is a vaccine that is given as a shot. It helps protect you from infection by certain germs or bacteria which are called pneumococcus (pronounced "noo-mo-ca-cus").

PNEUMOVAX 23 is for people 50 years of age and older, and those 2 years of age and older if they have certain medical conditions that put them at increased risk for infection.

Please read the accompanying Patient Information for PNEUMOVAX 23 and discuss it with your health care professional. The physician Prescribing Information also is available.

PNEUMOVAX 23 may not protect everyone who gets it. It will not protect against diseases that are caused by bacteria types that are not in the vaccine.

You should not get PNEUMOVAX 23 if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, had an allergic reaction to PNEUMOVAX 23 in the past, or are less than 2 years of age.

Before getting PNEUMOVAX 23, tell your health care professional if you or your child are allergic to the vaccine, have heart or lung problems, have a fever, have immune problems, or are receiving radiation treatment or chemotherapy, are pregnant or breastfeeding.

PNEUMOVAX 23 may not prevent pneumococcal meningitis in patients with leakage of spinal fluid caused by a cracked or injured skull or a medical operation.

Talk to your health care professional if you plan to get ZOSTAVAX® (Zoster Vaccine Live) at the same time as PNEUMOVAX 23 because it may be better to get these vaccines at least 4 weeks apart. Also talk to your health care professional if you plan to get PNEUMOVAX 23 at the same time as other vaccines.

The most common side effects of PNEUMOVAX 23 are: pain, warmth, soreness, redness, swelling, and hardening at the injection site, headache, weakness and feeling tired, and muscle pain. Tell your health care professional or get help right away if you have any of the following problems, which may be signs of an allergic reaction: difficulty breathing, wheezing, rash, hives.

Side effects at the site where you get the shot may be more common and may feel worse after a second shot than after the first shot. Tell your health care professional if you or your child has a side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

If you would like more information about PNEUMOVAX 23, talk to your health care professional.

Please read the accompanying Patient Information for PNEUMOVAX®23 (Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent) and discuss it with your health care professional. The physician Prescribing Information also is available.

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