pneumococcal vaccine

a vaccine that protects against infection by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, which can cause serious diseases, including pneumonia, septicaemia, and meningitis. Children under 2 years of age and adults over 65 years are at particular risk. Since September 2006, the pneumococcal vaccine has become part of the childhood immunization programme.

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