Pneumococcal Disease

Pneumococcal Disease

What is it? Pneumococcal disease is a bacterial disease that can cause three infections: – meningitis (brain infection) – bacteremia (bloodstream infection) – pneumonia (lung infection) How is it spread? The bacteria are spread from an infected person to another by close contacts such as kissing, coughing, and sneezing or sharing items such as toys or musical instruments. Can it be prevented? YES, Pneumococcal Vaccine is safe and effective. Talk to us today about getting yours. Information provided by immunize.ca

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