Commonly known as Pneumonia vaccine.
Pneumococcus can cause ear infections, throat infection, Pneumonia and Meningitis (brain infection) which could cause brain damage.
Young children, mainly babies are at risk of this infection which is spread by coughing and sneezing.
2 versions of the vaccine are
PCV vaccine is compulsory for all children.
My take on this vaccine – cost of brain damage is immeasurable. Total cost of vaccine for the full series of 4 injections is approximately 6,000 to 15,000. So if you can afford it, get it done.