This practice follows the national policy for childhood immunisation. Further information can be found on the NHS Immunisation Schedule website.
Pneumococcal infection is one of the commonest causes of meningitis but also causes ear infections, pneumonia and some other serious illnesses. Vaccination against this condition is available and is recommended for people with medical conditions for whom pneumococcal infection was likely to be more common or serious. These groups of people include those who :
For most people this is a one off injection which can be done by our nurses or Health care assistants. If you think you are eligible please speak to your nurse, health care assistant or GP for further information.
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