Definition: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) is a pneumococcal vaccine and a conjugate vaccine used to protect infants, young children, and adults against disease caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus).
Symptoms: Some of the symptoms of the Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine are crying, fussiness, headache, tired feeling, muscle or joint pain, drowsiness, sleeping more or less than usual, mild redness, swelling, tenderness, or a hard lump where the shot was given, loss of appetite, mild vomiting or diarrhea, low fever (102 degrees or less), chills; or. mild skin rash."
Disease Treatment: If invasive pneumococcal disease, like meningitis or bloodstream infections, is suspected, samples of cerebrospinal fluid or blood are collected and sent to a laboratory for testing. If pneumococcus bacteria are present with invasive disease, they can be grown (cultured). Growing the bacteria in a laboratory is important for: Confirming the presence of bacteria Identifying the specific type of bacteria that is causing the infection Deciding which antibiotic will work best.
Stastics: "The Death Rate of Pneumococcal patients Per 100,000 people was found to be 35.67% during the year 2014 "