Definitions

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to or caused by a pneumococcus bacterium

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or resembling a pneumococcus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or derived from or caused by bacteria of the genus pneumococcus

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Examples

  • The other vaccine, called the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV; Pneumovax), is recommended for adults older than 65 and anyone between the ages of 2 and 64 with chronic heart, lung, or liver disease, alcoholism, or impaired immunity.

    Flu vaccine FAQs: Pneumonia vaccine can help prevent flu complications

  • In fact, this blog called pneumococcal vaccination the “low hanging fruit of pandemic prevention”.

    Dr. Orin Levine: Rising pneumonia, reassuring vaccine safety

  • The other vaccine, called the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine PPSV; Pneumovax, is recommended for adults older than 65 and anyone between the ages of 2 and 64 with chronic heart, lung, or liver disease, alcoholism, or impaired immunity.

    Flu vaccine FAQs: Pneumonia vaccine can help prevent flu complications

  • The success of Prevnar in battling so-called pneumococcal infections since its launch in 2000 has stemmed not only from the direct protection provided to individuals, but also in building up "herd immunity," in which unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people get protection because the targeted bugs don't circulate as widely as before the vaccine was introduced.

    Wyeth Vaccine Works in Fewer Doses, Study Finds

  • People talk about the flu shot, that's seasonal, and pneumococcal, which is pneumonia, typically for older people.

    CNN Transcript Jan 24, 2008

  • For example, one of the complications of the flu is something called pneumococcal disease, it's a super infection and we have a pneumococcal vaccine that we recommend for certain people, such as all persons 65 and over, those who have chronic conditions such as chronic lung disease and heart disease an for young children.

    CNN Transcript Oct 23, 2005

  • A serious lung infection called pneumococcal empyema has been on the rise in children since the

    NewsInferno

  • Pneumonia, a lung ailment signaled by fever, chest pain, cough and chills, is the most common of infections known as pneumococcal disease.

    Craig Daily Press stories

  • The shot, known as the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, is distributed free-of-charge at state clinics but can cost $60 at a private hospital.

    News24

  • Vaccines are available to protect against some causes of bacterial meningitis such as pneumococcal, Hib and meningococcal group C.

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