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Pneumococcal disease can cause a wide range of symptoms including sinusitis, middle ear infections, pneumonia, septicaemia and meningitis. It is transmitted from person to person usually by aerosol, droplets, or direct contact with respiratory secretions of someone carrying the organism.

The Vaccine

Who can have this vaccine?

Adults and children 12 weeks+

Doses required

2 doses in infancy and another dose in adulthood

The first dose should be given at 12 weeks of age. A second dose is given at 12-13 months old. A different pneumococcal vaccine is given at the age of 65 years.


£120 per dose

How is it given?

This is an injection in the upper arm (or thigh).

How long does protection last?

Vaccination reduces the chance of Pneumococcal disease for many years

Other information

Patient Leaflet

Please refer to the patient leaflet for full information on this vaccine:

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