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Pneumococcal disease (Pneumonia) is generally caused by the Bacterium Streptococcus Pneumoniae and it is the most common complication of the flu. Infection is acquired by direct person-to-person contact via respiratory droplets.
Travelers at risk to contract Pneumonia include children under 5; adults older than 55; those with sickle cell disease and other blood diseases, diabetes, HIV, chronic renal (kidney) failure, cerebrospinal leaks and people with compromised immune systems. There are several drug-resistant strains of the bacterium that causes Pneumonia and that is why travelers should consider the vaccine if they are at high risk.
The Pneumococcal vaccine is available at all Passport Health travel clinic locations.
Source: CDC Vaccine Information Statement (VIS): Pneumococcal Polysaccharide and Pneumococcal Conjugate.
So, if you are asking yourself, "What travel shots and vaccinations do I need?" or "Where do I get the Pneumonia Vaccine?" schedule an appointment with your local Passport Health travel medicine clinic.
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