It is worthy to look after health and get free pneumococcal vaccine. These are vaccines against the bacteria. Their use can prevent some cases of pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis. Pneumococcal infection is an infection of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. These are common in our environment. Bacteria is one of the main factor of respiratory system diseases among people.
Most common are non-invasive These may be less serious than invasive pneumococcal disease and occur outside the major organs or the blood. Middle ear infection, sinus infection, bronchi and lungs. Invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPD) These tend to be more serious and occur inside a major organ, or in the blood. Bacteremia (sepsis) - bacterial infection of the blood. Bacteremia refers to the presence of live bacteria in the blood, while sepsis means a blood infection which is associated with capillary leak, shock and an increased risk of mortality. Meningitis - inflammation of the meninges.
The meninges are the three membranes that cover the brain and the spinal cord. Bacteremic pneumonia - inflammation of one or both lungs, with pneumococcus in the bloodstream. The final qualification for the vaccination is undertaken by the doctor after medical interview and check-up.