Pneumococcal disease

A summary



Personal story

To read Janine’s story of how her son spent 7 days on life support, fighting a disease she had never heard of, please see here.

Further reading

  • For more information about Pneumococcal disease and the Pneumococcal vaccine, please see here or here.
  • For data showing how routine immunisation has made Pneumococcal disease in toddlers a rare event, have a look here.
  • For a timeline of how approaches to pneumococcal vaccination have changed in the last few years in Australia, see here.
Page reviewed March 2017.
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