Pneumococcal Vaccination Service

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Pneumococcal Vaccination Service - Hale Village Pharmacy, Liverpool

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.


We currently provide pneumococcal vaccines for £30.


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

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.

Dave Murphy
Dave Murphy
Great pharmacy i just carnt find any faults well done hale villiage . Very helpful staff
Sue Ward
Sue Ward
Very helpful. Always putting the customer first.....
Sue Gerrard
Sue Gerrard
Always had fantastic service from our village pharmacy. Friendly, professional and extremely helpful advice given. During the lockdown weeks, Mike and all the staff worked very hard to ensure this service was provided in a safe manner within the premises and the continued delivery service, vital to so many in the village. Thank you to all concerned, we certainly appreciate all you have done and continue to do.
Madi Gomez
Madi Gomez
Great pharmacy ! Always have my medication on time and friendly staff
Pat Lewis
Pat Lewis
Cannot fault this pharmacy! The service received has always been excellent, including during the recent more difficult months of the Coronavirus pandemic. Sound advice and sympathetic assistance has been offered throughout by this pharmacy’s caring staff, especially to its most vulnerable customers.
De Newman
De Newman
Absolutely fantastic team in this chemist my an the kid's meds never a issue for them when they get changed by gps etc if there anything at all they ring me just a great service thanks all ??