Pneumococcal infections can range from ear and sinus infections to pneumonia and bloodstream infections. There are vaccines to help prevent pneumococcal disease. Pneumococcal vaccines are very good at preventing severe disease and hospitalization.
This program reviews the identification, reservoir, mode of transmission, incubation period, and period of communicability of pneumococcal disease. Great for education staff regarding new CMS requirements the administration of pneumococcal vaccine.