This page provides materials about pneumococcal disease and pneumococcal vaccination.


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Adults Need Vaccines, Too
Your need for immunizations doesn’t end when you reach adulthood. Protect yourself and your loved ones from vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Mobile App

PneumoRecs VaxAdvisor mobile app available in iOS and Android

PneumoRecs VaxAdvisor
Audience: Healthcare professionals
This mobile app helps vaccination providers quickly and easily determine which pneumococcal vaccines a patient needs and when.

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Print Materials

Infographic: Pneumococcal Disease in Adults and the Vaccines to Prevent It

Pneumococcal Disease in Adults and the Vaccines to Prevent It
Describes pneumococcal disease, including signs and symptoms to look for, and vaccines that help prevent this serious disease.

Addressing Common Question about Pneumococcal Vaccination for Adults

Pneumococcal Vaccines (PCV13 and PPSV23)
Addresses common questions about pneumococcal vaccination for adults.

Pneumococcal Vaccine Timing for Adults

For Clinicians: Pneumococcal Vaccine Timing for Adults
Summarizes how to implement adult pneumococcal vaccination recommendations


CDC-Medscape video: Updated Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations for Older Adults

CDC Commentary: Updated Recommendations for PCV13 Use in Older Adultsexternal icon
[5:08 minutes, Date Released: 1/31/2020]
An overview of considerations for the new shared clinical decision-making recommendation for PCV13 use in older adults without immunocompromising conditions, cochlear implants, or cerebrospinal fluid leaks.

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One Family’s Struggle with Pneumococcal Diseaseexternal icon
[3:53 minutes, Date Released: 12/2/2009]
One mother shares the heart-wrenching account of her family’s struggles with pneumococcal disease affecting both of her young children.

Page last reviewed: September 1, 2020