Have you recently seen information on television or heard from your healthcare provider about Prevnar 13? Post Rock would like to provide more information about why it might be appropriate for you or a loved one.
What is Prevnar 13?
Prevnar 13 is a new vaccine to prevent infection caused by pneumococcal bacteria, which commonly cause pneumonia. Prevnar 13 contains protection against, you guessed it, 13 different strains of these bacteria.
Who should get Prevnar 13?
Children have been receiving Prevnar 13 as part of their routine immunizations for many years. The new recommendation is for adults, who have not previously been given Prevnar 13. All adults aged 65 and older and any adult aged 19 through 64 with certain serious medical conditions should receive a one-time dose of Prevnar 13.