Identifying Those at Increased Risk of Pneumococcal Pneumonia
Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi1. Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common bacterial cause1.
Adults can choose to pay privately to receive APEXXNAR in the UK to help protect themselves from invasive disease and pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae2.
APEXXNAR can be administered privately at any time of year2.
Alternative pneumococcal vaccines are available as part of the UK National Immunisation Programme for specific patient cohorts at increased risk of serious illness3.
This includes; babies, adults aged 65 years and older, and children and adults with specific long-term health conditions3.
Pneumonia can affect people of any age1. However, many factors can put adults at increased risk of pneumococcal infections, including pneumococcal pneumonia, making them potential candidates for private vaccination1,4-13.
Those who might be at increased risk include:
*Risk data above is for people aged 50-64. People aged 18-49 had lower risk ratios and people 65 years and older had higher ratios.
Opportunities to identify candidates for private vaccination services can occur all year round.
Explore our content to learn more about APEXXNAR.
20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for adults that helps protect against pneumococcal disease originating from vaccine-type serotypes2,14
Find out about the composition of conjugate vaccines2
Key information about dosing, administration and storage of APEXXNAR2
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