Vaccinations: Not Just Kid Stuff
Overview Who’s at High Risk for IPD?

IPD mostly affects young children, adults over 65, and people with weakened immune systems or health conditions (such as lung and heart disease and HIV). Living in a nursing home or long-term facility also increases the risk. Case fatality rates range from 10 to 30% in adults with IPD.6

Who’s at high risk for Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD)? 6

IPD is most common in the very young, the elderly, and high-risk individuals with:

  • Other risk factors include:
    • Persons with alcoholism
    • Smoking, or living with smokers
    • Persons who are homeless
    • Asthma associated with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) or emphysema