The pneumococcal vaccine protects against serious and potentially fatal pneumococcal infections. It’s also known as the pneumonia vaccine.
At their worst, they can cause permanent brain damage, or even kill.
Who should have the pneumococcal vaccine?
A pneumococcal infection can affect anyone. But some people are at higher risk of serious illness, so it’s recommended they’re given the pneumococcal vaccination on the NHS.
• adults aged 65 or over
• children and adults with certain long-term health conditions, such as a serious heart or kidney condition
There are 4 groups of people who are advised to get vaccinated against pneumococcal infections:
• people aged 65 and over
• anyone from the ages of 2 to 64 with a health condition that increases their risk of pneumococcal infection
• anyone at occupational risk, such as welders
If you qualify for the vaccine, please contact the surgery today on 01257 513970 to make your appointment