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