The Trumbull Health Department is now offering Pneumovax vaccine also known as PPSV23. This vaccine is recommended for all adults 65 years or older and for people:

Pneumococcal disease is caused by bacteria that can spread from person to person through close contact. It can cause ear infections and it can also lead to more serious infections of the:

Lungs (pneumonia), blood (bacteremia), and covering of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis). Meningitis can cause deafness and brain damage, and it can be fatal.

Along with the Pneumovax vaccine the Trumbull Health Department offers Tdap (the tetanus, diphtheria vaccine with the whooping cough component for people 10-64 years of age), flu, zoster (shingles), varicella (chickenpox), menactra (meningitis), Dtap, polio, and MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella).

Some age and insurance considerations may apply. Call 203-452-1030 for more information on vaccines and services offered or visittrumbull-ct.gov/thd.