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Pneumococcal Vaccine


Pneumococcal Vaccine

You can get Pneumococcal Vaccine in Brighton and Hove from our pharmacy.

Please call our pharmacy on 01273600638 or ask in store about our Pneumococcal vaccine service.

The pneumococcal vaccine protects against serious and potentially fatal pneumococcal infections. It's also known as the pneumonia vaccine.

Pneumococcal infections are caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and can lead to pneumonia, septicaemia (a kind of blood poisoning) and meningitis.

At their worst, they can cause permanent brain damage, or even kill.

Who should have the pneumococcal vaccine?

A pneumococcal infection can affect anyone. But some people are at higher risk of serious illness, so it's recommended they're given the pneumococcal vaccination on the NHS.

These include:

  • babies
  • adults aged 65 or over
  • children and adults with certain long-term health conditions, such as a serious heart or kidney condition

If you can't get it on NHS, you can consider private Leybourne Pharmacy Pneumococcal Vaccine service in Brighton and Hove.

Side effects of the pneumococcal vaccine

Like most vaccines, the childhood and adult versions of the pneumococcal vaccine can sometimes cause mild side effects.

These include:

  • a mild fever
  • redness at the site of the injection
  • hardness or swelling at the site of the injection

There are no serious side effects listed for either the childhood or adult versions of the vaccine, apart from an extremely rare risk of serious allergic reaction.

Please call our pharmacy on 01273600638 or ask in store about our Pneumococcal vaccine service