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.
What you should know about pneumococcal disease
Pneumococcal disease is serious and deadly