Training for a cause
Sponsored by Pfizer
The Brooklyn Nets are “Training for a Cause” during training camp in partnership with Pfizer to help educate the
Brooklyn Nets fan base and the community about the causes and symptoms of pneumococcal pneumonia.
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No matter how active or healthy you are, after age 65, the risk of being hospitalized with pneumococcal pneumonia is over 10 times greater than younger adults aged 18-49.
What is it?
Pneumococcal pneumonia is a potentially serious bacterial lung disease you can catch anytime, anywhere.
How Bad is it?
In severe cases, it can put you in the hospital and be life-threatening. Symptoms like cough and fatigue can derail you for weeks.
What Can I do?
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about your risk for pneumococcal pneumonia— and ask about vaccinations that may help protect you.
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You May be at
Increased Risk If:
You're 65 or older.
You have chronic health conditions like diabetes, heart disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
What Else Should I Know?
It's not a bad cold or the flu.
It can spread through cough or close contact.
Pneumococcal vaccination won't make you catch this disease; it can help prevent it.