Pneumonia is a respiratory tract infection caused by bacteria named Streptococcus pneumoniae. It can also be caused by a viral or fungal infection. Pneumonia combined with influenza is the major cause of deaths across the globe. Pneumococcal disease is a severe infection that causes pneumonia, meningitis, and septicaemia. A proper and timely Pneumonia vaccination can help prevent the occurrence of pneumonia to 50-70%.

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