Pneumococcal Vaccination Service

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Pneumococcal Vaccination Service - Chelmsford Road Pharmacy, Bradford

A pneumococcal vaccination can help prevent pneumococcal infections that can cause serious illness and can even be fatal in extreme cases. Pneumonia, sepsis (blood poisoning) and meningitis are among the most common infections that develop in unvaccinated individuals.

Imaan pharmacies provide a pneumococcal vaccine service to help protect those against these risks.

 

Why You Should Get Vaccinated

 

While certain at-risk individuals are eligible for a free NHS pneumococcal vaccine, not everyone meets this criteria. Yet it is still possible for anyone to contract a pneumococcal infection.

Those aged under 2, over 65, or 2-65 with a serious long-term health condition are eligible for the NHS jab. If you do not meet this criteria, you can book a private pneumococcal jab with us to keep yourself safe.

The pneumococcal vaccine has been found to be very effective among children – as childhood vaccination rates have increased, the prevalence of pneumococcal disease has greatly reduced. In older children and adults, the pneumococcal jab is thought to be 50-70% effective at preventing disease.

 

Types of Pneumococcal Vaccination

 

There are two types of pneumococcal vaccine you will be offered:

  •      The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23)
  •      The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13)

Both vaccines protect against many types of pneumococcal bacteria, but not all. Your pharmacist will advise on which vaccine is right for you.

 

We provide pneumococcal vaccines for £35.

 

Side effects of the pneumococcal vaccine are usually very mild. The most common side effects include:

  •      Redness and swelling around the injection site
  •      Tenderness around the injection site
  •      Headache
  •      Muscle ache and tiredness

The Pneumococcal Vaccination and Flu

 

Pneumococcal vaccines are encouraged at the same time as flu season due to the similar nature of the infections they protect against.

 

While there is some crossover – e.g. the flu jab offers protection against pneumonia – it is recommended to get both jabs in order to receive the fullest protection possible during flu season when prevalence rates increase.

 

We provide the pneumococcal jab for a discounted price if you book it alongside a private flu jab.

 

For more information, visit the NHS Pneumococcal Vaccine Overview.

Gary Robson
Gary Robson
I get my prescription from there all the time
Mahnoor Umar
Mahnoor Umar
Good service
Sarah Lillington
Sarah Lillington
Was struggling with my husbands perception, after trying 4 different pharmacies I finally got the help I needed. Very helpful and professional, high recommended
hardyzrule74
hardyzrule74
Visited the branch for travel vacations for myself and 3 girls, for the 1st time. The service received was amazing, the children came out of the room with smiles on their faces instead of the expected tears. The pharmacist Shahbab himself was friendly yet professional and had a way of calming the children’s nerves. The following morning I was then called to make sure we were keeping well after our jabs. I can not recommend this pharmacy enough
Hadia Aslam
Hadia Aslam
Wonderful staff who are exceptional in time of need. Covid times have been challenging for healthcare workers and they stand by them to support them and the patients. Thank you SO much
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