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The pneumococcal vaccine (or 'pneumo jab' or pneumonia vaccine as it's also known) protects against pneumococcal infections.
Pneumococcal infections are caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and can lead to pneumonia and septicaemia (a kind of blood poisoning)
Who should have the pneumococcal vaccine?
A pneumococcal infection can affect anyone.
However, some people need the pneumococcal vaccination because they are at higher risk of complications.
all children under the age of two
adults aged 65 or over
children and adults with certain long-term health conditions, such as a serious heart, lung, diabetics or kidney condition
Please contact us at 01141603446/3447 for pneumococcal vaccination
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