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Our Pneumonia Vaccination Service is available throughout the year
There are two types of pneumonia vaccine. The cost will depend on which vaccine you’re eligible for. We’ll ask some medical screening questions during the online booking process to check if the vaccine you’ve chosen is suitable.
Check the eligibility information below and select which pneumonia vaccination you want to book:
Also known by the brand name Prevenar 13. Suitable for people aged two and over who are not at an increased risk of developing pneumonia.
Suitable for people aged 65 and over who are at a higher risk of developing pneumonia. (Usually people who are eligible for a free flu vaccination). If you or someone you're booking for is over the age of 65, they may be eligible for a free NHS pneumonia vaccination.
Find out if you’re eligible for a free pneumonia vaccination on the NHS website. We don’t currently provide free NHS pneumonia vaccinations in our community pharmacies, but you can speak to your GP about getting one if you’re eligible.
We can provide pneumonia vaccinations to people aged two and above in our community pharmacies. Babies also get the pneumonia vaccine as part of the childhood vaccination programme. Find out more about the childhood vaccination programme on the NHS website.
Under 18s will need an adult to book their appointment for them and a legal guardian to attend the appointment with them.
We'll ask you some medical screening questions during the online booking process to check if the pneumonia vaccine is suitable. If you've had a severe allergic reaction to a vaccine before, speak to your GP before booking an appointment.
You should reschedule your vaccination appointment if you're unwell on the day, for example if you have a high temperature.
You can book pneumonia vaccination appointments for up to four people, provided everyone is eligible for the same type of vaccination (PPV or PCV). You will all attend the same appointment and your group will need to arrive at the pharmacy at the same time. If the people in your booking are eligible for different pneumonia vaccines, you’ll need to book their appointments separately. Check the eligibility information above before booking your appointment.
Yes, you can book for other people if you’re not getting a vaccine. We will ask for your details and contact information to manage the booking.
We’ll send you an appointment confirmation email with contact details for the pharmacy. Please call the pharmacy as soon as you can to let them know if you can’t make it to your appointment. They’ll be able to help you if you need to reschedule.
Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition in one or both lungs, usually caused by a bacterial infection. It can also be caused by a virus like flu or coronavirus. Pneumonia makes the insides of the lungs swell, produce more mucus and fill with fluid.
Pneumonia symptoms can come on quickly, within 24 to 48 hours, or they can develop over several days.
If you have pneumonia symptoms, contact your GP, call 111 or visit NHS 111 online.
Pneumonia can be a serious illness with long-term effects, and can lead to other serious health conditions like meningitis as well as a form of blood poisoning called septicaemia. In some groups of people, such as people over 65, babies and those with long-term health conditions, pneumonia can be dangerous and even fatal.
Getting the pneumonia vaccine is an effective way to protect yourself against pneumonia. It’s given as a single injection, usually into your upper arm.
Both types of pneumonia vaccine help your body to produce antibodies to protect against the pneumococcal bacteria that causes pneumonia. This means you’re less likely to become seriously ill if you do come into contact with the bacteria.
Flu is highly contagious and spreads easily between people, particularly in winter. We offer flu vaccinations in our community pharmacies during flu season. Flu season is usually between late September and late March. The flu vaccine is available to people aged two and above.
We’ve taken certain measures in our pharmacies to take care of our patients and colleagues during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.