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WHAT IS PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE?

Any infection caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae or pneumococcus). Pneumococcal disease can be manifested as:

  • PNEUMONIA (lung infection)
  • BACTERAEMIC PNEUMONIA (lung infection with bacteria in the bloodstream)
  • SEPSIS (bacteria in bloodstream)
  • MENINGITIS (inflammation around the brain)
ALL THESE DISEASES CAN BE LIFE-THREATENING.

Prevnar 13 is not indicated to reduce complications of pneumococcal diseases, such as death.

WHO IS AT RISK?

Pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases primarily affect young children, older adults (≥50 years of age), and individuals with chronic illnesses.

If you're an adult and any of the following apply to you, your risk of getting the disease is increased.

 

CERTAIN RISK FACTORS

50+

LIFESTYLE

Cigarete
Smoking
Coctail
Alcoholism
Facility
Living in
long-term
care facilities

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

  • Chronic heart disease
  • Chronic lung disease (including asthma and COPD)
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Involving immunosuppression (e.g., transplants, HIV)
  • Certain neurological conditions

In a study published in 2000, smokers made up about half of otherwise healthy adults with pneumococcal diseases.

 

HOW IS IT TRANSMITTED?

Like the flu, S. pneumoniae can be passed on from person to person through talking, coughing and sneezing.

 

Cigarete
Talking
Coctail
Coughing
Facility
Sneezing
PNEUMONIA
MAKES UP
50 TO 80%
of all cases of pneumococcal disease in adults

GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT ABOUT PNEUMOCOCCAL PNEUMONIA

  • S. pneumoniae is one of the most common bacterial causes of both pneumonia and severe pneumonia.
  • Pneumonia caused by S. pneumoniae can be serious enough to require admission to the hospital or intensive care unit.
  • Up to 1 in 14 people die of bacteraemic pneumonia. The risk of dying is even higher for elderly people.

Prevnar 13 is not indicated to reduce complications of pneumococcal diseases, such as hospitalization and death.

DISEASE SEVERITY
Your age and any health issues you have can affect the severity of pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases.

Prevnar 13 should not be used if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substances, to any other ingredients in the vaccine, or to any other vaccine that contains diphtheria toxoid.

Take special care with Prevnar 13:
• If you have any present or past medical problems after any dose of Prevnar or Prevnar 13
• If you are sick with a high fever
• If you have any bleeding problems

As with any vaccine, Prevnar 13 will not protect 100% of those who receive it.

 

WHAT IS PREVNAR 13?

Prevnar 13 is a conjugate polysaccharide* vaccine administered as a single dose into the arm or leg muscle. It is used for the prevention of diseases such as pneumonia, bacteraemic pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis caused by 13 types of the bacteria S. pneumoniae.

PREVNAR 13

is the ONLY CONJUGATE VACCINE to help
PROTECT ADULTS AGAINST PNEUMONIA
caused by S. pneumoniae.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Prevnar 13 helps your body make its own antibodies to help protect you against 13 types of the bacteria S. pneumoniae.

* Polysaccharides are sugars that cover bacteria such as S. pneumoniae. Prevnar 13 contains 13 polysaccharides, each protecting you from one type of S. pneumoniae.
Conjugate: A process that links a protein to polysaccharides to enhance immune response to specific bacteria.

The clinical significance of this comparison has not been evaluated.

 

Pneumococcal pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases are serious but potentially preventable conditions.

Elderly

Prevnar 13 is not indicated to reduce complications of pneumococcal diseases, such as hospitalization.

The most common side effects reported in at least 1 in 10 adults are decreased appetite, headache, diarrhea, rash, new/aggravated joint pain, new/aggravated muscle pain, chills, fatigue, any pain/tenderness/redness/swelling/hardness at the injection site, limitation of arm movement. Common side effects reported in at least 1 in 100 adults, but less than 1 in 10 adults, are vomiting (in adults aged 50 years and over) and fever.

 

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