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Pneumococcal Vaccine

Pneumonia Vaccination in London

  • Prevent pneumonia
  • Recommended during the Covid19 pandemic
Pricing £125.00
No. of sessions 1
Type of treatment Vaccine
Prevents Pneumonia
 
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Our clinic offers the PPV vaccine (pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine).

We strongly recommend that those with chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular / heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, liver and kidney issues and respiratory issues such as asthma have the vaccination.

The key feature of pneumonia is how it affects your breathing. It causes inflammation of the tissues in the lungs (like COVID-19, which is why it is so dangerous to have both COVID19 and pneumonia together). This causes the tissues in your lungs to become inflamed and swollen which means that your airways become narrower. As a result, breathing becomes more difficult.

If you are asthmatic or have any other respiratory illness, especially during this coronavirus pandemic, we greatly recommend you have a vaccine.

Most common symptoms

  • A cough. Sometimes, with phlegm
  • Difficulty breathing and breathlessness
  • Pain in the chest when coughing and breathing
  • Fever
  • Sweating and shivering

FAQs

Why should I get the pneumococcal vaccine?

Streptococcus pneumonia bacteria caused infections that can lead to various illnesses and in some cases, death. These include meningitis, septicaemia (blood poisoning), ear infections, sinus infections. Children under 2 and adults over 65 are most likely to be affected severely but anyone can get pneumonia. If you have a chronic health condition, we recommend that you consider a pneumococcal vaccine, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

How does the pneumococcal vaccine work?

Like the ‘flu vaccine, the pneumococcal vaccine helps your body produce antibodies that fight the streptococcus pneumonia bacteria that cause infections and subsequent illnesses.

What other ways can I protect myself from pneumonia?

The measures you can take are similar to those for preventing coronavirus. A) Stop smoking & avoid inhaling second-hand smoke. B) Avoid drinking more than the recommended amount as this can weaken your lungs. C) Pneumonia is caused by a bacterial infection but catching viral infections such as coronavirus can also lead to pneumonia as a secondary infection. Protect yourself against viral infections through hand washing, using tissues to catch coughs and sneezes plus avoiding touching your face.