15 Pneumococcal disease

15.8 Public health measures

Invasive pneumococcal disease is a notifiable condition, and if confirmed, the laboratory undertaking the testing must notify the local medical officer of health.

Antimicrobial prophylaxis is not indicated for close contacts of cases of invasive pneumococcal disease. For those at high risk of pneumococcal disease where response to vaccination may be poor, antimicrobial prophylaxis may be indicated. Discuss with an appropriate specialist.