Anyone can get pneumococcal disease, but some people are at greater risk for disease than others. Being a certain age or having some medical conditions can put you at increased risk for pneumococcal disease2
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2 - CDC. Pneumococcal Disease. Risk Factors and Transmission. Available at www.cdc.gov/pneumococcal/about/risk-transmission.html. Accessed: 08 May 2020
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