Pneumococcal Vaccine

The following content is from by IAP Advisory Committee on Vaccines & Immunization Practices.Original Article – What is pneumococcal disease? Pneumococcal disease is an illness caused by bacteria called pneumococcus. It is often mild but can cause serious symptoms, lifelong disability, or death. Children younger than 2 years of age are among those […]

Pneumococcal Vaccines (PCV and PPSV)

What Are Pneumococcal Infections? The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) protect against pneumococcal infections, which are caused by bacteria. The bacteria spread through person-to-person contact and can cause such serious infections as pneumonia, blood infections, and bacterial meningitis. PCV13 protects against 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria (which cause the most […]