All About Your BoomTM
With the help of the incomparable Patti LaBelle, the All About Your BoomTM campaign helps those as young as 65 get a new attitude about the risks of pneumococcal pneumonia and importance of vaccination.
Patti put the word out that she was looking for singers 65 and older to sing one of her classic songs. Once they got on stage, Patti and her crew had a little surprise for them.
About Pneumococcal Pneumonia
Pneumococcal pneumonia is a potentially serious bacterial lung disease that, in severe cases, can be life threatening. As people get older, their immune systems naturally weaken, putting even healthy and active adults as young as 65 at increased risk for pneumococcal pneumonia.
Symptoms of pneumococcal pneumonia can develop quickly and may include fever, shaking chills, and chest pain with difficulty breathing. Certain symptoms, like cough and fatigue, can last for weeks or longer. Severe cases of pneumococcal pneumonia can even put you in the hospital. In fact, the risk of adults 65 and older being hospitalized after getting pneumococcal pneumonia is 13 times greater than adults younger than 50.
The CDC recommends that adults 65 and older receive pneumococcal vaccination to help prevent pneumococcal disease. Use the Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider guide below to talk about pneumococcal pneumonia with your doctor or pharmacist and to learn if pneumococcal vaccination is right for you.
Get a new attitude about the risks of pneumococcal pneumonia. Get vaccinated.
About Patti LaBelle
The incomparable Patti LaBelle, the Godmother of Soul, is best known for countless hits including New Attitude and Lady Marmalade. What’s even more impressive: after a 50-year career, she’s showing no signs of slowing down. Staying healthy is crucial for Patti—and not just because of her career. It’s a big part of who she is and helps her do what she wants to do at this point in her life.
“I’m over 65, so I’m at an increased risk for serious illnesses like pneumococcal pneumonia. That could affect me for weeks and stop me from doing what I love—performing for my fans.”
For Patti, it’s all about her boom—and helping people get a new attitude about the risks of pneumococcal pneumonia and the importance of vaccination.