Pneumococcal Disease is a bacterial infection that can lead to pneumonia, meningitis or a blood stream infection. Although anyone can be exposed, it occurs more frequently in infants, young children, African Americans, some Native American populations, and the elderly.
The disease is spread by airborne or direct exposure to anyone carrying the disease. The symptoms generally include a fever, shaking or chills. Other common symptoms may include headache, cough, chest pain, disorientation, shortness of breath, and stiff neck.
Information for the General Public
Information for Clicians/Public Health Departments
- Disease Plan
- Case Report Form
- Immunization Action Coalition (PPV) (PPSV)
- Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases