Pneumococcal disease is an infection that can lead to many different illnesses, some of which can be life-threatening. Symptoms include fever, chills, chest pain, difficulty breathing, stiff neck, ear pain and confusion. This disease is preventable. At Executive Health Services, Inc., we are a leading provider of vaccinations serving a radius that spans hundreds of miles. Our goal is to provide you with the vaccinations you need to stay healthy. Here is some helpful information about Pneumococcal disease.
What is pneumococcal?
Pneumococcal disease is an infection that can cause a variety of illnesses including pneumonia, meningitis, ear infections, sinus infections and blood infections. Complications from this disease depend on the severity and locations of the infection.
How do people contract pneumococcal?
People can contract pneumococcal bacteria by direct contact with other people. The bacteria spreads through saliva, mucus and other respiratory secretions.
Where is pneumococcal typically found?
Pneumococcal disease can be found worldwide. Travel does not necessarily increase your risk of catching the disease, but the availability to vaccinations and treatment might not be as readily available abroad.
Is pneumococcal preventable?
The easiest way to prevent pneumococcal disease is by getting a vaccination.
Why should I get a pneumococcal vaccination?
Vaccinations such as the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine can protect you against the many types of bacteria that cause severe illnesses in children and adults.
Where can I get a Pneumococcal vaccination?
We provide pneumococcal vaccinations here at Executive Health Services, Inc.
Who should I speak to about a Pneumococcal vaccination appointment?
You can talk to our helpful staff during a Skype, phone or telemedicine consultation. You can reach us to set up a pneumococcal vaccination appointment by calling 800-ASPIRIN or 215-235-3000.
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