Pneumococcal disease in low socioeconomic status families
You are part of the immunisation team at a local government health department. You have noticed that there has been an increasing incidence of a pneumococcal vaccine preventable disease in the area. Falling vaccination coverage in the municipality has been identified as a contributing factor to this uptick in cases. Your community is diverse and is comprised of a large population of low SES families, who have moved with their young families to take advantage of cheaper house prices.
You have been tasked with pitching a public health campaign to Council to secure funding to address this issue.
Description of pneumococcal disease
Explanation of the public health significance of the disease
Clinical features, who is most at risk, any long-term consequences of infection