Pneumococcal Vaccine

A pneumococcus is a bacterium. There are about 60 different types of pneumococci. Pneumococci can cause various diseases, such as pneumonia.

Especially people aged 60 and older can become ill from pneumococci. They have a lower resistance and are more susceptible to bacteria.

The pneumococcal vaccine reduces the risk of getting sick from pneumococci.

Who is the pneumococcal vaccine for?

The pneumococcal vaccine is for individuals between the ages of 60 and 80 years old and is given every 5 years. The pneumococcal vaccine is usually given at the same time as the flu shot by your general practitioner.

For more information, you can contact your general practitioner.

I am getting a COVID-19 vaccine, the flu shot, and also the pneumococcal vaccine this year. Is it harmful to receive multiple vaccinations close together?

No, it is not harmful to receive these vaccinations close together or at the same time. Our immune system can respond to multiple vaccines simultaneously. It does not affect the effectiveness or safety when these vaccines are given close together or simultaneously.