The pneumococcal vaccine protects against serious and potentially fatal pneumococcal infections. It’s also known as the pneumonia 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. These include: babies and adults aged 65 or over.
People aged 65 and over only need a single pneumococcal vaccination. This vaccine is not given annually like the flu jab.
If you are 65+ and have not yet had your pneumococcal vaccine, please contact the surgery to book an appointment.
If you are unsure whether you are due for this vaccine, our receptionists will be able to let you know.