What if one piece of broccoli could help prevent cancer? Wishful thinking, right? But one dose of PREVNAR 13® can help prevent pneumococcal pneumonia.
As you age, you take extra steps, like eating right and exercising, to help prevent disease. If you’re 50 or older, take one more step. Help protect yourself against pneumococcal pneumonia with PREVNAR 13®.
The PREVNAR 13® vaccine is approved for adults 50 and older to help prevent pneumococcal pneumonia and invasive disease caused by 13 strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Like some other common infectious diseases, the bacteria that causes pneumococcal pneumonia can be spread when airborne droplets are launched in the air by coughing or sneezing, or exchanged through close contact. This means everyone’s at risk for getting it, although some people are at greater risk than others.
Individual lifestyle and health-related factors may increase your risk for developing pneumococcal pneumonia. The condition of your immune system at any given time can also influence your personal risk, and having certain chronic conditions can increase your likelihood of developing pneumococcal pneumonia, and may impact the severity of the disease.
But one of the most important things to know is that risk increases with age. In fact, it has been estimated that, every year in the United States, as many as 442,000 cases of this pneumonia occur in adults 50 and older. If you’re 50 or older, ask your pharmacist about the PREVNAR 13® vaccine.
Your Brashear's pharmacist is able to vaccinate you to protect against the flu, shingles and pneumonia. No appointment necessary.