Vaccines help prevent pneumococcal disease, which is any type of illness caused by Streptococcus pneumonia bacteria. Pneumococcal infections can range from ear and sinus infections to pneumonia and bloodstream infections. Children under 2 years old and older adults above 65 are susceptible to the pneumococcal diseases. Those who have smoking habit and chronic lung illnesses are at risk for this diseases as well.
Type of Infection
Pneumonia – lung infection
Bacteremia – blood infection
Sinusitis – sinus infection
Meningitis – Infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord
Otitis media – middle ear infection
Frequently Asked Question
By a simple blood test.
It can take approximately 3 weeks for the test results
During the Pap smear test, a small brush is used to gently remove cells and mucus from the surface of the cervix and the area around it. The cells and mucus will then be sent to the lab for further analysis.