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Pneumococcal Conjugate

Prevnar 13

Your risk increases with age


because your immune system naturally weakens as you get older

Your risk also increases if you are




Medical conditions

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

Lifestyle factors

  • Smoking
  • Alcoholism
  • Living in long-term care facilities

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 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 the vaccine.

The spread is unpredictable

Streptococcus pneumoniae, the bacteria causing pneumococcal pneumonia, can be present in your body without causing any symptoms.

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

Like the flu, the bacteria can be passed on from person to person through:

Pneumococcal disease
can be SERIOUS

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

Pneumococcal pneumonia

  • Makes up 50 to 80% of the invasive form of pneumococcal disease in adults
  • Is the most common bacterial type of pneumonia
  • Can be life-threatening, and may require admission to the hospital or intensive care unit

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

It may be vaccine-preventable

You can also help prevent pneumococcal pneumonia by:

  • Practicing good hygiene
  • Quitting smoking
  • Exercising and eating healthy to keep your immune system strong

To learn more, visit

DIN: 02335204

Get a single-shot* vaccine to help prevent

Prevnar 13 helps your body make its own antibodies to help protect you against diseases such as pneumonia, bacteraemic pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis caused by 13 types of the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae.

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, and 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.

* The need for revaccination with a subsequent dose of Prevnar 13 has not been established.

Date of vaccination:

50 years or over? Your risk of pneumococcal pneumonia has gone up.

To learn more, visit

DIN: 02335204