An Ounce of Prevention is Worth More Than A Pound of Cure

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Your baby’s immunity comes first.
Pneumococcal disease is a group of illness caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae). It is commonly found in respiratory tract of young children and is spread by coughing or sneezing. Pneumococcus attack different parts of the body. It can cause meningitis (infection of lining of the brain and spinal cord), bacteremia (infection in the bloodstream), pneumonia (infection of the lung) and otitis media (infection of the middle ear).

Protect your baby today.
Children who are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease include those:

  • Younger than 2 years old
  • Who have certain illnesses (sickle cell disease, HIV infection, diabetes, immune compromising conditions, nephrotic syndrome, or chronic heart, lung, kidney, or liver disease)
  • With cochlear implants or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks (escape of the fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord).

Speak to your baby's treating physician to find out more about pneumococcal vaccination or log on to DoctorOnCall for a complimentary consultation. Under ASK4VACCINE programme for pneumococcal vaccine, you can convert it into affordable monthly repayments of 12 months and enjoy 0% interest with UOB Credit Cards.

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