Pneumococcal Vaccinationslogo

This is a once only vaccine which is recommended for all patients over 65 years of age.

Patients over 2 years of age in a clinical risk group in whom there is an increased risk of morbidity or mortality from pneumococcal disease.

The risk groups are:

  • History of a splenectomy
  • Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment
  • Chronic heart disease
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Chronic Kidney disease
  • Chronic Liver disease
  • Patients who are diabetic
  • Patients with chronic degenerative neurological disease including:
    • stroke
    • TIA
    • cerebral palsy
    • MS
  • Individuals with cochlear implants and individuals with cerebrospinal fluid leaks.