This chart can give you a general idea about your fever. However, always remember to consult your family doctor with questions about your individual condition(s) and/or circumstances.
Review Date: Saturday, December 08, 2012
American Academy of Family Physicians
Pneumococcal infections can cause blood infections, pneumonia, and bacterial meningitis, mostly in young children. Learn why the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) is important for prevention of these diseases.
Review Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Immunization Action Coalition
Pneumococcal pneumonia is a kind of pneumonia that can infect the upper respiratory tract and can spread to the blood, lungs, middle ear, or nervous system. Pneumococcal pneumonia mainly causes illness in children younger than 5 years old and adults 65 years of age or older.
Review Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2014
NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID
The pneumococcal vaccine can be given at any time of year and most people need this shot only once in their lifetime. Some high risk people need a booster vaccine. Medicare will also cover a booster vaccine for high risk people if 5 years have passed since the last vaccination.
Review Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
This fact sheet provides many tips on how to prevent pneumonia.
Review Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
American Lung Association
Colds that last longer than 7 to 10 days can develop into walking pneumonia, a less serious form of the lung infection pneumonia. Learn how you can help your child get well and stay healthy.
Review Date: Friday, November 02, 2012
The Nemours Foundation
Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of the lungs. Many small germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, can cause pneumonia. The publication links to more information about the infection, including types, diagnosis, treatments, and prevention.
Review Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI