Pneumonia Vaccination

The pnuemonia vaccination can be given all year round but is only available to patients who are 65 years and over or suffer from certain conditions, including:

  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Chronic heart disease
  • Chronic renal disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Diabetes
  • Removal of spleen or dysfunction of the spleen
  • Diagnosed as having a poor immune system

With the exception of those patients without spleens, the pneumonia vaccination usually only needs to be given once in a lifetime.

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