If you have not had the Pneumonia Vaccine or are due a booster, please arrange to get the Pneumonia Vaccination (Pneumovax) through your GP.

We strongly recommend the Pneumonia vaccine for the following higher risk groups

  • Aged over 65 years: One dose provides lifelong cover.
  • Aged under 65 years with an underlying medical condition (e.g. asplenia/hyposplenism, immunosuppression, HIV infection, chronic renal disease, organ transplant): 2 doses five years apart it required for most chronic conditions.