Suitable for children under the age of two, the pneumonia vaccine (also known as the pneumococcal vaccine), can help protect against pneumococcal infections which can lead to meningitis. Children have the injection in three doses, at two, four and 12 or 13 months old, adults need just one vaccination for lifelong protection.
The vaccine is a single dose vaccine for both children and adults.
Children under 2 years old should not be vaccinated.
Healthy adults should not be re-vaccinated routinely.
Healthy children should not be re-vaccinated routinely.
Re-vaccination of pneumonia vaccine should only be considered for persons at increased risk of serious pneumococcal infection who were given pneumococcal vaccine more than five years earlier or for those known to have a rapid decline in pneumococcal antibody levels. For selected populations (e.g. asplenics) who are known to be at high risk of fatal pneumococcal infections, re-vaccination at three years may be considered.
Children between the ages of 2 & 10 years
Should only be considered for revaccination after 3 years if they are at high risk of pneumococcal infection (e.g. those with nephrotic syndrome, asplenia or sickle cell disease).
|Pneumonia vaccination||£50 per dose*
(£25 for vaccination + £25 appointment fee to administer the vaccine)
* Patients who require multiple vaccinations within the same appointment are eligible for a £25 discount for each additional vaccine and are only required to pay the £25 appointment fee once. Please check in advance that the combination of vaccines required is clinically recommended and appropriate.
** A £25 deposit is required per patient at the time of booking.