Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccination is Critical for Certain Americans
We offer a new PSA in hopes to educate more Americans about pneumococcal pneumonia, a potentially serious bacterial lung disease that can disrupt your life for weeks. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of lung health, and really highlights how important vaccinations are for public health.
The American Lung Association’s mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. As a part of this mission, one of our goals is to inform and educate consumers about pneumococcal pneumonia.
Pneumococcal pneumonia is the most common type of bacterial pneumonia. The risk for pneumococcal pneumonia increases with age and certain chronic conditions. Thankfully, there is a vaccine for people at high risk for pneumococcal pneumonia. Vaccination is critical for people 65 and older, as well as adults with certain underlying medical conditions such as asthma or diabetes.
Pneumococcal pneumonia can strike anytime, anywhere, in any season, so please help us inform your audience with this important information.