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Published on Apr 21, 2023
Reviewed by Pfizer Medical Team

Are you at risk of pneumococcal pneumonia? Certain medical risk factors and even your age may put you at increased risk.1

Pneumococcal pneumonia is a potentially serious lung infection caused by a type of bacteria called pneumococcus. It can spread by someone coughing or sneezing.2

Take the quiz below and talk to your doctor or nurse about your risk and preventative measures that may help protect you.
 

*Older adults are defined as aged 65 years+ and younger adults as aged 25-49 years.3

Download The Quiz

To learn more about pneumococcal disease, visit The Australian Immunisation Handbook.

Reference
  1. Get The Facts About Pneumococcal Pneumonia. American Lung Association. https://www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/pneumonia/pneumococcal Accessed April 2023
  2. Pneumococcal Disease. Immunisation Coalition. https://www.immunisationcoalition.org.au/diseases/pneumococcal/ Accessed April 2023
  3. Patel C, Dey A, Wang H, et al. Communicable Diseases Intelligence: Summary of National Surveillance Data on Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Australia, 2016-2018. 2022;46. https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/2A15CD097063EF40CA2587CE008354F1/%24File/summary_of_national_surveillance_data_on_vaccine_preventable_diseases_in_australia_2016_2018_final_report.pdf Accessed April 2023

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