Here are some key facts you need to know about pneumococcal pneumonia.
65 or Older?
Even If You are Healthy,
You are Still at Risk.1,2
It is Not a Bad Cold or The Flu or COVID-19.3,9
What's the big deal? Pneumococcal pneumonia is like a cold or the flu.
Pneumococcal pneumonia is not a cold or the flu. 3 Unlike a cold or the flu, pneumococcal pneumonia is caused by bacteria.3 Some symptoms like fever and chill can appear suddenly, 4 and it can take weeks to achieve symptoms resolution. 5^
It is Infectious.4 It Can Be
Caught Anywhere, Anytime.6
Pneumococcal vaccination protects adults and children.7
The impact of
Symptoms may last
for Days to Months.5^
If you catch it, you'll bounce back in no time.
With pneumococcal pneumonia, it may take weeks before you resume your full productivity at work or usual activities. 5^The fatigue, weakness and shortness of breath may take weeks to resolve. 5^
COPD= Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
COVID-19 = CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019
*Risk is dependent on individual risk profile. (healthy; adults included those without evidence of any high-risk or at-risk condition, at risk; adults included those who were immunocompetent with 1 or more chronic medical conditions or high risk ; adults included those who were immunocompromised or had a cochlear implant) 1
^Streptococcus pneumoniae is one of the most common pathogens found in community acquired pneumonia (CAP) 8