Kids should be vaccinated against pneumococcus

The National Child Care Association is urging parents across the country to have their children vaccinated against pneumococcus, the leading bacterial cause of serious bloodstream infections called bacteremia and potentially fatal meningitis in young children.
Children enrolled in daycare centers are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease because of close contact with other youngsters.
About 60 percent of all U.S. children under age 6 attend child care. In addition to these youn...

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