Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) – Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (PPSV): What You Need to Know
This two-page Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) educates people about the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23), which protects against 23 types of pneumococcal bacteria but will not prevent all pneumococcal disease. It explains that pneumococcal disease is caused by bacteria, and can lead to pneumonia, blood infections, and meningitis, as well as further negative health consequences. It discusses who is at the highest risk of contracting the disease, and who should receive the PPSV vaccine and when. It identifies who should not get vaccinated, risks and side effects, and what to look for and what to do in the event of a severe allergic reaction. Contact information for the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is provided, along with tips for how people can learn more about PPSV.
The English-language VIS was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The translations are provided by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and its partner organizations.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.