What Is Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD)?
IPD can potentially lead to serious illness for your baby
Invasive pneumococcal disease (in-vay-siv noo-mo-ca-cal disease), or IPD, is the name for a group of illnesses caused by pneumococcal bacteria. IPD can include:
IPD can spread through cough or close contact, and children under 2 years old are at increased risk
Among children, babies under 2 years old are at highest risk of developing IPD from pneumococcal bacterial infection.
Pneumococcal bacteria are spread by close contact through coughing or touching an object with bacteria on it.
You can reduce the risk for your baby by having them vaccinated with PREVNAR 20®—which helps provide protection against 20 strains of the bacteria that cause IPD.
Vaccines help protect babies
As a parent, you do everything you can to keep your baby safe. Vaccines help keep your baby safe by helping prevent disease.
Should an outbreak happen, babies who haven’t gotten all their vaccinations are at higher risk of getting a disease that, in serious cases, could lead to a hospital stay, disability, or even death.
Help protect your baby from the chance for possible serious effects from IPD. Talk to your baby’s doctor about PREVNAR 20.