Bacterial infection transmitted from person to person

Can lead to pneumonia, meningitis, or sepsis

Serious infection in lungs, brain, spine, blood

High risk groups: babies and older adults

*Pneumonia: lung infection characterized by fever, chills, cough, chest pain
* Meningitis: inflammation of brain/spine characterized by ever, headache, stiff neck, increase live sensitivity, no appetite
* Sepsis: blood stream infection characterized by fever and chills

Pneumococcal Vaccine