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Pneumococcal Disease (invasive)

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Pneumococcal disease is most common in children under two years of age and in people over 65 years. Pneumococcal disease can sometimes develop into 'invasive pneumococcal disease' (IPD) which can cause serious diseases including meningitis (infection of the covering of the brain), septicaemia (blood infection), and pneumonia. NB: Pneumococcal disease is not meningococcal disease which is caused by another type of bacteria.

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Enhanced surveillance for public health units

  • Case report form (PDF, 166kB) - used by public health units to collect and manage more detailed information for enhanced case surveillance.

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  • Immunisation information for health professionals – Queensland Health website with information about the Queensland immunisation schedule, registration and qualification, vaccine service providers, the School Immunisation Program, vaccinations for the healthcare workers and contact information.

Epidemiological data and reports

Last updated: 5 June 2023

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