Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) Vaccination in Birmingham
At Private Medical Clinic, we prioritize your health and well-being. Our comprehensive pneumonia vaccination services are designed to protect you and your loved ones from serious and potentially fatal pneumococcal infections.
Pneumonia and COVID-19
Pneumonia can indeed be a serious and life-threatening condition, particularly for vulnerable individuals. With the increased awareness of respiratory illnesses following the Covid-19 pandemic, more people are recognising the importance of protecting themselves against pneumonia.
The significance of the pneumonia vaccine
Pneumococcal infections can be dangerous and even life-threatening, especially for vulnerable individuals. Getting vaccinated against pneumococcal infections is a proactive step towards safeguarding your health. Private Medical Clinic offers the pneumonia vaccine, which is suitable for both adults and children, all year round.
The vaccine is administered via a simple injection in the upper arm by one of our experienced GPs. It stimulates the immune system to build protection against pneumococcal infections.
Understanding the Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) Vaccine
The pneumococcal vaccine, commonly referred to as the pneumonia vaccine, is a powerful tool in preventing pneumococcal infections. This vaccine is recommended for specific groups, including:
- Children younger than 2 years
- Adults over the age of 65
- Individuals with compromised immunity due to certain medical conditions
One of the remarkable aspects of the pneumococcal vaccine is that a single injection can provide substantial protection. However, for those who may need a booster, it can be administered 5-10 years later to ensure continued immunity.
Chickenpox Vaccine (Two doses given 8 weeks apart)
Yellow Fever Vaccine (Includes Certificate)
Hepatitis A (Booster after 6-12 months)
Typhoid (Covers for 3 years)
Diptheria, Tetanus & Polio (Covers for 10 years)
Hepatitis B (Course of 3 vaccines – £195)
Rabies (Course of 3 vaccines – £195)
Japanese Encephalitis (Course of 2 vaccines – £250)
Meningitis ACWY (Covers for 3-5 years)
Cholera (Course of 2 vaccines)
Whooping cough vaccine (Pertussis) (Pertussis combined with D/T/P)
The Pneumococcal vaccine, which is commonly given to protect against pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases, may have some side effects, like most vaccines. These side effects are generally mild and temporary. Common side effects of the Pneumococcal vaccine can include:
- Pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site.
- Mild fever.
- Fatigue or drowsiness.
- Muscle pain.
These side effects typically occur within a day or two of receiving the vaccine and usually resolve on their own within a few days. Serious side effects are rare, but if they do occur, you should seek medical attention immediately. These serious side effects may include severe allergic reactions or high fever.
It’s important to note that the Pneumococcal vaccine is generally considered safe and highly effective at preventing pneumococcal diseases, including pneumonia.