Pneumococcal Vaccination

Pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by an infection. Most people get better in 2 to 4 weeks, but babies, older people, and people with heart or lung conditions are at risk of getting seriously ill and may need treatment in hospital.

The pneumococcal vaccine helps protect against serious illnesses like pneumonia. It’s recommended for people at higher risk of these illnesses, such as babies and adults aged 65 and over.

 

Book a Pneumococcal
Vaccination

By booking an appointment with a REMEDI HEALTH clinician we can ensure that we can advise appropriately and prescribe safely for optimum protection.

To book this service, please click the button below and choose a date and time that suits you.

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Safe, private clinic

Our beautiful award-winning clinic is in the centre of Winchester and we look forward to welcoming you. Keeping you and others safe is our priority and so if you are unwell, please let us know in advance and we will make appropriate arrangements.

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Trained clinicians

Your appointment will be with a highly trained clinician in one of our private consultation rooms at our clinic in Winchester. We will advise you to ensure that you only receive treatment that is appropriate so you are protected and safe.

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Private Pharmacy

We operate within a registered private pharmacy which means that we can discuss and provide any required treatments, tests or referrals as appropriate. You can also be assured that we work within a strict governance framework.

About this appointment

During your appointment our trained clinician will discuss health history and any factors which may affect the use of a vaccine. This will ensure that any vaccine provided is appropriate and safe.

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About Pneumonia

Pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by an infection.

Symptoms can start suddenly or gradually over a few days and include:

  • a cough – you may cough up yellow or green mucus (phlegm)
  • shortness of breath
  • a high temperature
  • chest pain
  • an aching body
  • feeling very tired
  • loss of appetite
  • making wheezing noises when you breathe – babies may also make grunting noises
  • feeling confused – this is common in older people.

You should ask for an urgent GP appointment if:

  • you’ve had a cough for 3 weeks or more
  • you’re coughing up blood
  • you have chest pain that comes and goes, or happens when breathing or coughing
  • you’re feeling short of breath.
About the Pneumococcal Vaccine

The pneumococcal vaccine helps protect against serious illnesses like pneumonia and meningitis. It’s recommended for people at higher risk of these illnesses, such as babies and adults aged 65 and over.

The pneumococcal vaccine helps protect against some types of bacterial infections that can cause serious illnesses including:

  • meningitis (an infection in the brain and spinal cord)
  • sepsis (a life-threatening reaction to an infection)
  • pneumonia (an infection in the lungs)

It can also help protect against other illnesses such as sinusitis and ear infections.

Can we help you?

Our team are standing by to help you with any questions or queries that you may have. We can advise you on the best test, product or service for your requirements.