Recruitment for this study is now CLOSED.
Pneumococcal disease is an illness caused by certain germs (bacteria) called Streptococcus pneumoniae. These germs can cause serious infections in the ears, nose, lungs, blood or brain.
Some people have a higher risk of getting pneumococcal disease. This includes people with conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease and lung disease.
Vaccines help the body fight infections due to diseases like pneumococcal disease and may help prevent serious illness.
HAVEN’T HAD A PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE OR HAVE NOT RECEIVED ONE SINCE CHILDHOOD?
Are you aged between 18 and 64?
are diagnosed with at least 1 of the following:
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
chronic heart disease- (impaired heart muscle [cardiomyopathy] and/or congestive heart failure, or congenital heart disease)
chronic kidney disease
chronic liver disease
If you have answered YES to the questions above, you may be eligible to be part of a new trial being held in Christchurch.
If you're interested in learning more about the study, please fill out the form below or call us on 03 365 6777
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