PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE – INDICATIONS

Any person above 2 years of age who:

  • has a long term health problem such as: heart disease, lung disease, liver disease, diabetes, sickle cell disease, alcoholism
  • has a disease or condition that lowers the body’s resistance to infections, such as: certain cancers, kidney disorders, HIV infection/ AIDS, organ transplant, damaged spleen or no spleen.
  • is taking any medicines or treatment that lowers the body’s resistance to infection such as: long term steroids, cancer drugs, radiation treatment.