National Geographic : 2016 Jan
Recommended by the CDC for adults 65+ As you age, your risk of getting pneumococcal pneumonia increases. It’s a serious disease that could put you in the hospital. Symptoms include coughing, fever, chest pain, and diffculty breathing. If you are 50 or older, one dose of the PREVNAR 13® vaccine can help protect you. Even if you’ve already been vaccinated with another pneumonia vaccine, PRE VNAR 13 ® may help provide additional protection. Immune response may be lower if given within one year after another pneumonia vaccine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if PREVNAR 13® is right for you. GET THIS ONE DONE. PREVNAR 13 is a registered trademark of Wyeth LLC. Manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. Marketed by Pfzer Inc. PSA758417-02 © 2015 Pfzer Inc. All rights reserved. September 2015 • In adults, immune responses to Prevnar 13® were reduced when given with injected seasonal fu vaccine • In adults, the common side effects were pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site, limitation of arm movement, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, decreased appetite, chills, or rash • Ask your health care provider about the risks and benefts of Prevnar 13® . Only a health care provider can decide if Prevnar 13® is right for you You are encouraged to report negative side effects of vaccines to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visit www.vaers.hhs.gov or call 1-800 -822-7967. Please see Important Facts for Prevnar 13 ® on the adjacent page. INDICATION FOR PREVNAR 13® • Prevnar 13® is a vaccine approved for adults 50 years of age and older for the prevention of pneumococcal pneumonia and invasive disease caused by 13 Streptococcus pneumoniae strains (1,3,4,5,6A,6B,7F,9V,14,18C,19A,19F, and23F) • Prevnar 13® is not 100% effective and will only help protect against the 13 strains included in the vaccine IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION • Prevnar 13® should not be given to anyone with a history of severe allergic reaction to any component of Prevnar 13 ® or any diphtheria toxoid–containing vaccine • Adults with weakened immune systems (eg, HIV infection, leukemia) may have a reduced immune response WHAT IF ONE STRAWBERRY COULD HELP PREVENT HEART DISEASE? Wishful thinking, right? But there is one step that can help protect you from another serious disease, pneumococcal pneumonia. The PREVNAR 13® vaccine.