Streptococcus pneumoniae is a bacteria usually existing in the human nasal respiratory tract. It is a kind of Gram-positive bacteria and usually appears in pairs.
When an influenza-like illness infects the upper respiratory tract, bacteria may proliferate and spread to the surrounding tissues, causing such infections as otitis media and sinusitis. If the lower respiratory tract is infected, the bacteria may cause pneumonia, brain meningitis, osteomyelitis, or sepsis.
Senior citizens aged from 60 to 74 and indigenous people aged from 55 to 59 who have registered household in Taichung City and who have not yet received pneumococcal vaccination are welcomed to get inoculated at the district health centers or contracted hospitals. Let us safeguard public health and protect the elderly.
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