The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends one shot of PNEUMOVAX 23 for all adults 65+, even if you already had a different pneumococcal vaccine.
Healthy adults who are 65 years and older have
~2X GREATER RISK
of getting pneumococcal disease, compared to adults 50 to 64 years of age.
PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE includes these illnesses
pneumococcal pneumonia (an infection of the lungs)
Every year, about
adults are hospitalized with this type of pneumonia in the United States. In some cases, it can even lead to death.
pneumococcal bacteremia (an infection of the blood)
1 OF EVERY 4 PATIENTS
with pneumococcal pneumonia will develop pneumococcal bacteremia, which can be serious and may lead to hospitalization.
pneumococcal meningitis (an infection of the coverings of the brain and spinal cord)
People with this
RARE BUT SERIOUS INFECTION
may face long-term complications, such as brain damage, hearing loss, and seizures.