Pneumococcal DISEASE CAN BE SERIOUS FOR THOSE 65 AND OLDER65 AND OLDER

As you get older, your immune system weakens, making you more vulnerable to infections, such as pneumococcal disease. PNEUMOVAX 23 is a vaccine that can help lower that risk.

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

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 Is an Infection of the Lungs and Is the Most Common Form of Pneumococcal Disease in Adults

pneumococcal pneumonia (an infection of the lungs)

Every year, about

300,000

300,000

people aged 50+ are hospitalized with this type of pneumonia in the United States. In some cases, it can even lead to death.

Pneumococcal Bacteremia Is an Infection of the Blood That Can Lead To Low Blood Pressure, Which May Damage Vital Organs Like the Kidneys and the Heart

pneumococcal bacteremia (an infection of the blood)

About

1 OF EVERY 4 PATIENTS

1 OF EVERY 4 PATIENTS

with pneumococcal pneumonia will develop pneumococcal bacteremia, which can be serious and may lead to hospitalization.

Pneumococcal Meningitis Is a Rare But Serious Infection of the Coverings of the Brain and Spinal Cord

pneumococcal meningitis (an infection of the coverings of the brain and spinal cord)

People with this

RARE BUT SERIOUS INFECTION

RARE BUT SERIOUS INFECTION

may face long-term complications, such as brain damage, hearing loss, and seizures.

DO YOU HAVE A CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITION?

Certain chronic health conditions can increase your likelihood of getting pneumococcal disease.

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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.

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