Am I at risk?

50 years or older? You may be at risk!1

Anyone can get pneumococcal disease, but some people are at greater risk for disease than others. Being a certain age or having some medical conditions can put you at increased risk for pneumococcal disease2

Individuals with

have been shown to be at increased risk of pneumococcal disease compared to those without these risk factors.1-3

HIV/AIDS: Human immunodeficiency virus/Acquired immune deficiency syndrome

1 - Ochoa-Gondar O, Hospital I, Vila-Corcoles A, Aragon M, Jariod M, de Diego C, Satue E; EPIVAC Study Group. Prevalence of high, medium and low-risk medical conditions for pneumococcal vaccination in Catalonian middle-aged and older adults: a population-based study. BMC Public Health. 2017 Jun 29;17(1):610. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4529-8. PMID: 28662648; PMCID: PMC5492923.
2 - CDC. Pneumococcal Disease. Risk Factors and Transmission. Available at Accessed: 08 May 2020
3 - Torres A, Blasi F, Dartois N, Akova M. Which individuals are at increased risk of pneumococcal disease and why? Impact of COPD, asthma, smoking, diabetes, and/or chronic heart disease on community-acquired pneumonia and invasive pneumococcal disease. Thorax. 2015;70(10):984–989. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2015-206780