Who is at risk?

The risk of getting PNEUMOCOCCAL PNEUMONIA was observed to INCREASE WITH AGE and so was the risk of getting invasive pneumococcal disease

Adults 50+ were observed to be at increased risk in studies.

Adults 18+ with one of these conditions were observed to be at increased risk for acquiring pneumococcal pneumonia in studies:*

Diabetes

3X risk increase 
vs. healthy adults  

Smoking 

3-4X risk increase 
vs. healthy adults  

Chronic 
heart disease

4-5X risk increase 
vs. healthy adults  

Chronic 
lung disease†

4-10X risk increase 
vs. healthy adults  

*Including asthma and COPD 

†Including asthma and COPD 

Other conditions were observed to increase the risk of pneumococcal pneumonia in studies:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic liver disease 
  • Alcoholism 
  • Certain neurological conditions 
  • Living in long-term care facilities 
*Using information from American healthcare databases from 2006 to 2010, rates of pneumococcal disease were compared in immunocompetent adults with chronic medical conditions, immunocompromised adults, and in adults without these conditions. Risk profiles and episodes of pneumococcal disease – all-cause pneumonia, pneumococcal pneumonia, and IPD – were established according to diagnosis, procedure, and drug codes.

Find risk information and more in the Prevnar 20 brochure

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Are you at risk of getting pneumococcal pneumonia? You may be at an increased risk of getting pneumococcal pneumonia due to your age, your medical conditions and/or lifestyle. 
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Are you at risk of getting pneumococcal pneumonia? You may be at an increased risk of getting pneumococcal pneumonia and invasive pneumococcal disease due to your age, your medical conditions and/or lifestyle.1. How old are you?My notes: You indicated you are aged 18 years and Prevnar 20 is not indicated for you.My notes:  You indicated you are aged between 18 and 49 years. See below if you have any medical conditions and/or lifestyle factors that put you at an increased risk.My notes: You indicated you are aged 50 years, and your age alone puts me at an increased risk. See below if I have any other risk factors.2. Do you have any of the following medical conditions?
My notes: Because you indicated that you have chronic lung disease, your risk for pneumococcal pneumonia is 4–10x greater 
My notes: Because you indicated that you have chronic heart disease, your risk for pneumococcal pneumonia is 4–5x greaterMy notes: Because you indicated that you have diabetes, your risk for pneumococcal pneumonia is 3x greaterMy notes: Because you indicated that you have Certain neurological conditions, you are at increased risk.My notes: Because you indicated that you have Chronic liver disease, you are at increased risk.My notes: Because you indicated that you have cancer, your risk may significantly increaseMy notes: Because you indicated that you have Involving immunosuppression , you are at increased risk.My notes: No, I do not have any medical conditions putting me at an increased risk.3. Do you have any of the following lifestyle factors?My notes: If you smoke, your risk for pneumococcal pneumonia is 3–4x greaterMy notes: Because you indicated you have alcoholism, your risk for pneumococcal pneumonia may be significantly increasedMy notes: Because you indicated you live in a long-term care facility, your risk for pneumococcal pneumonia may be significantly increasedMy notes: No, I do not have any lifestyle factors putting me at an increased riskYour answers indicate that you are at risk of pneumococcal pneumonia. Schedule a meeting today and talk to your doctor about your options.

Even heroes, like you, can think prevention of pneumococcal pneumonia. Ask about Prevnar 20.Prevnar 20™ is a pneumococcal vaccine that helps protect against 20 types of the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae.Prevnar 20 works by helping the body make its own antibodies against these bacteria. In adults aged 18 years and older, it helps prevent diseases such as pneumonia (lung infection), bacteraemic pneumonia, sepsis or bacteraemia, and meningitis.As with any vaccine, Prevnar 20 will not protect 100% of those who receive the vaccine. Please consult the Prevnar 20 consumer information pamphlet for information on warnings, precautions, side effects and more. Select one of the options to either print out your conversation guide, or to save it as a PDF.

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Are you at risk of getting pneumococcal pneumonia? Prevnar 20 is only indicated in people 18 years of age or older. 
Are you at risk of getting pneumococcal pneumonia? Your answers indicate that you are not at increased risk of pneumococcal pneumonia, but people who have one of these above-mentioned medical conditions or lifestyle factors are at increased risk.

Prevnar 20™ is a pneumococcal vaccine that helps protect against 20 types of the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae.

 

Prevnar 20 works by helping the body make its own antibodies against these bacteria. In adults aged 18 years and older, it helps prevent diseases such as pneumonia (lung infection), bacteraemic pneumonia, sepsis or bacteraemia, and meningitis. 

 

As with any vaccine, Prevnar 20 will not protect 100% of those who receive the vaccine. Please consult the Prevnar 20 consumer information pamphlet for information on warnings, precautions, side effects and more. 

What is pneumococcal disease?

A SERIOUS DISEASE IN SOME CASES 

Pneumococcal disease is any infection caused caused by the common bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae, including:

What is pneumococcal PNEUMONIA?

  • A lung infection caused by the common bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • An infection spreading from person to person through talking, coughing, or close contact 
  • A life-threatening disease potentially requiring admission to the hospital or intensive care unit
Prevnar 20 is not indicated to reduce complications of pneumococcal disease, such as hospitalization and death.

How is it transmitted? 

THE SPREAD IS UNPREDICTABLE

Streptococcus pneumoniae can be present in your nose and throat without causing any symptoms.

Even though you may not show any symptoms, you can still infect others. 

Like the flu, Streptococcus pneumoniae can lead to a respiratory disease and be passed on
from person to person through:

Talking

Coughing

Sneezing

Where can I find Prevnar 20?

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To receive Prevnar 20, you may need to present a prescription to the vaccination clinic. 
Ask for a prescription during your next appointment with your healthcare professional.

Be sure to contact the clinic in advance to confirm vaccine availability.

Please note that other locations may also be offering this vaccine. Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for more information.

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The list of clinics you are being directed to offer vaccinations for all adults.

Be sure to contact the clinic in advance to confirm vaccine availability.

Please note that other locations may also be offering this vaccine. Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for more information.