Pneumococcal Information for Health Professionals - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Pneumococcal Information for Health Professionals

Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae. It can cause pneumonia, bacteremia, or meningitis.

The Streptococcus pneumoniaebacteria kills more people in the United States each year than all other vaccine-preventable diseases combined. Immunization is becoming increasingly important because of growing resistance to antibiotics used for treating pneumococcal infections. There are more than 90 known strains of pneumococcal disease, and two different types of vaccines, often called "pneumonia shots," that help combat pneumococcal disease.

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  • Adults Only Vaccination: A Step-by-Step Guide
    Need help in establishing protocols for vaccinating your adult patients? Need tools to determine which vaccinations they need? Designed to help integrate immunization services into health care settings new to vaccination, this guide and accompanying tools are equally valuable for settings experienced in vaccine delivery.
Updated Wednesday, 20-Apr-2022 13:50:05 CDT