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Pneumococcal disease

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Pneumococcal Disease - Immunisation Coalition

The bacteria that causes Pneumococcal disease lives in the throats of healthy people and can cause serious illness such as pneumonia, otitis media and meningitis.

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Pneumococcal disease – invasive | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Find out how we define and monitor cases of pneumococcal disease, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.

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Pneumococcal disease in Australia

Pneumococcal disease is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria (also known as pneumococcus). These bacteria are commonly found in the nose and throat of some people, most of whom remain healthy.

Read more on AIHW – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare website

Pneumococcal vaccine | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Information about pneumococcal vaccines, who they are recommended for, how and where to get vaccinated. If you're eligible, you can get a pneumococcal vaccine for free under the National Immunisation Program.

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Meningitis - Better Health Channel

Meningitis can cause death and requires urgent medical attention.

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Vaccinations for older people -

Older people should be vaccinated against influenza, pneumococcal disease and shingles - 3 common but potentially dangerous diseases. Tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough boosters are also recommended.

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Pneumococcal | NCIRS

Pneumococcal vaccines for Australians - Fact sheet Pneumococcal vaccines for Australians - FAQs

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Alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency -

Alpha1-antitrypsin (A1AT) deficiency is an inherited disorder that may lead to lung and/or liver disease. Find out about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of A1AT.

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The Liver and COVID-19 - Liver Foundation

The virus that causes COVID-19 is very contagious. People with liver disease are just as likely to get infected as anyone else. How does COVID-19 affect the liver? COVID-19 can affect the liver along with many other organs. If you catch COVID-19, it can raise levels of the enzymes alanine…

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Immunisation and vaccination - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Immunisation is a safe and effective way to protect against harmful communicable diseases and, at the population level, prevent the spread of these diseases among the community. Several vaccine...

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