Pneumococcal [noo-muh-KOK-uhl] disease is a name for any infection caused by bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus. Pneumococcal infections can range from ear and sinus infections to pneumonia and bloodstream infections. There are vaccines to help prevent pneumococcal disease.
- Pneumococcal Vaccines
Pneumococcal vaccines are very good at preventing severe disease and hospitalization.
- Vaccine Information Statements: Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV13) | Pneumococcal Polysaccharide (PPSV23)
These one-page CDC vaccine information statements explain who should get pneumococcal vaccines and when.
- Pneumococcal Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know
This page offers comprehensive information about pneumococcal vaccines, including types and how well they work.
- Pneumococcal Vaccination: Information for Healthcare Professionals
These webpages give vaccine recommendations and contraindications; composition, immunogenicity, and efficacy; storage and handling; and administration details.