Pneumococcal
  • Bacterial infection transmitted from person to person
  • Serious infection in lungs, brain, spine, blood
  • Can lead to pneumonia, meningitis, or sepsis
    • Pneumonia: lung infection characterized by fever, chills, cough, chest pain
    • Meningitis: inflammation of brain/spine characterized by fever, headache, stiff neck, increased light sensitivity, no appetite
    • Sepsis: blood stream infection characterized by fever and chills
  • High risk groups: babies and older adults
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The Pneumococcal Vaccine
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