ABOUT PREVNAR 13®

One dose of PREVNAR 13®
can help protect you.

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PREVNAR 13® can help
prevent potentially serious
pneumococcal pneumonia.

As you age, you take extra steps, like eating right and exercising, to help prevent disease. But even if you take good care of yourself, if you’re 65 or older, take one more step. Help protect yourself against pneumococcal pneumonia with PREVNAR 13®.

 
 

The CDC recommends that adults 65 or older receive the PREVNAR 13® vaccine to help protect against pneumococcal disease.

3 key facts about PREVNAR 13®

You know PREVNAR 13® can help protect you from 13 strains of bacteria that cause pneumococcal pneumonia. Here’s what you may not know.

  • 1

    PREVNAR 13® doesn’t contain live bacteria, so you can’t catch pneumococcal pneumonia from getting the vaccine.

  • 2

    A one-time dose of PREVNAR 13® for adults can help protect you from pneumococcal pneumonia—it is not a yearly shot.

  • 3

    You can help protect yourself with PREVNAR 13® any time of the year.

How to find the PREVNAR 13® vaccine near you.

PREVNAR 13® is given by a doctor,
nurse, or pharmacist.

To find a pharmacy that carries PREVNAR 13®, click below to use our vaccine locator tool.

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Information about the side effects of the PREVNAR 13® vaccine.

Because PREVNAR 13® is given by injection, some of the most common side effects reported in clinical trials were injection-site reactions: redness, swelling, pain at the injection site, and limitation of arm movement.

Other side effects include:

  • fatigue
  • muscle pain
  • joint pain
  • chills
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • decreased appetite
  • rash
  • fever

PREVNAR 13® should not be given to anyone with a severe allergic reaction to any component of PREVNAR 13® or any diphtheria toxoid–containing vaccine. Adults with weakened immune systems (eg HIV infection, leukemia) may have a reduced immune response.

Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice about adverse events. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of vaccines to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visit http://www.vaers.hhs.gov or call 1-800-822-79671-800-822-7967.

Information about the side effects of the PREVNAR 13® vaccine.

Because PREVNAR 13® is given by injection, some of the most common side effects reported in clinical trials were injection-site reactions: redness, swelling, pain at the injection site, and limitation of arm movement.

Other side effects include:

  • fatigue
  • muscle pain
  • joint pain
  • chills
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • decreased appetite
  • rash
  • fever

PREVNAR 13® should not be given to anyone with a severe allergic reaction to any component of PREVNAR 13® or any diphtheria toxoid–containing vaccine. Adults with weakened immune systems (eg HIV infection, leukemia) may have a reduced immune response.

Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice about adverse events. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of vaccines to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visit http://www.vaers.hhs.gov or call 1-800-822-79671-800-822-7967.