You or someone you know probably needs a pneumococcal vaccine. Adults living with a chronic health condition, such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease, each deal with different medical issues, but all have one thing in common. They are all at increased risk for a serious infection called pneumococcal disease, which can cause pneumonia, blood infection, and meningitis.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that many adults skip pneumococcal and other recommended vaccinations. Please share this infographic to remind those age 65 and older and all adults with certain risk factors to talk to their healthcare provider about pneumococcal and other recommended vaccinations.
Learn about pneumococcal disease, its symptoms, and prevention
What you should know about pneumococcal disease
All adults age 65 years and older should receive pneumococcal vaccine, as should younger adults with certain conditions