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New and improved pneumococcal vaccine

Pneumococcal disease is the name of a range of illnesses caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and can cause blood and brain infections such as meningitis.Childhood immunisations - pneumococcal vaccine

A new and improved pneumococcal vaccine is now available. The pneumococcal vaccine is routinely given at 2, 4 and 6 months and from 1 July 2011 the new vaccine called Prevenar 13® has been used in Victoria.