If you are 65 or over, or have a long term health condition you will be invited for the pneumococcal vaccine to help protect you from serious and potentially fatal pneumococcal infections. These infections can lead to pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. In some cases, pneumococcal infections can lead to permanent brain damage and death.
The pneumococcal vaccine is a single vaccine providing lifetime cover, however if you have an underlying health condition, you may need one every 5 years. The vaccine is inactive therefore it cannot cause the disease it protects against.
Protect yourself and re-assure your loved ones. Speak with your GP practice about having your vaccine today.