Around 15% of survivors have disabilities like hearing loss, brain damage, etc.4
Giving only Pneumococcal vaccination doesn't ensure complete protection for your child against vaccine-preventable acute bacterial infections.
Ask your pediatrician for protection against Meningococcal disease
On World Meningitis Day, ask your pediatrician for vaccination against deadly Meningococcal Meningitis if your child is 9 months and above.
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1. Thompson MJ et al. Clinical recognition of meningococcal disease in children and adolescents. Lancet. 2006 Feb 4367(9508):397403.
2. MacNeil J. Epidemiology of meningococcal disease in infants and young children. Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. 21–22 October 2009.Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip/downloads/min-archive/min-oct09.pdf . 91–94.
3. Data from national health profile report 2007 – 2018 confirmed cases:http://cbhidghs.nic.in/index.asp
4. CDC. Meningococcal disease – Diagnosis, Treatment, and Complications. Accessed February 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/about/diagnosis-treatment.html Meningitis now. After-effects of septicaemia. Accessed February 2019. https://www.meningitisnow.org/meningitis-explained/after-meningitis/after-effects-of-septicaemia/