Pneumococcal Vaccination Service

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Pneumococcal Vaccination Service - Greenfield Pharmacy, Greenfield

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.

 

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.

David Birtwistle
David Birtwistle
Small but friendly, this store has a Post Office franchise (which recently re-opened), but with limited opening hours. Only one customer is allowed at one time, though, and you must wear a face mask.
Jan Davies
Jan Davies
I work in Panton Surgery in Holywell, and the staff at Greenfield pharmacy always go above and beyond their call of duty towards patients and members of staff alike. Well done team. Keep up the great work
Tracy Tanner
Tracy Tanner
I had a query re home delivery for members of my family who are house bound? Spoke to Lynne, who was able to sort it out with the help of the Pharmacy team for them to be included on the prescription Home Delivery Service. There was no fuss, no awkward questions, just a friendly chat & explaining how it all works? Thank you so much. Take care & stay safe. Tx
Maureen Campbell
Maureen Campbell
Excellent quality of service, all the staff are so caring and always do their best for the customers thank you