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Flu vaccinations are finished until autumn 2024.

A Covid Spring Booster campaign is now underway. 

The protection from previous doses or a COVID-19 infection may weaken over time. Booster doses help boost your antibodies and give you good protection from becoming seriously ill or needing to go to hospital if you get COVID-19.

Seasonal boosters are recommended for some people at higher risk of COVID-19 illness.

Spring booster doses are available now.

 

It must be 3 or more months since your last dose of vaccine and you must have received a primary course of COVID 19 vaccination. 

This is recommended for everyone

  • aged over 80 years old

  • aged 5 and over with a weak immune system ( on immunosuppressant medicines or a condition affecting immune system) 

  • living in a long term care facility

  • aged 70-79 following discussion with your GP.

 

PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINATION (PPV23) 

Free with GMS/Doctor visit card. 25e for private patients 

Who should be vaccinated with PPV23?

Pneumococcal disease is a very serious disease. It is a major cause of illness and death, particularly amongst the very young. Those with the following conditions should be vaccinated with PPV23.

 

Everybody aged 65 years and over - only one dose is required for life cover.  

All ages with;    (may need a second dose after 5 years -  check with your doctor) 

  • Diabetes

  • Chronic lung, heart, liver, or kidney disease

  • Chronic neurological disease

  • Coeliac disease

  • Down Syndrome

  • Cochlear implants or are about to get cochlear implants

  • Immune deficiency because of a disease or treatment, including cancer patients

  • HIV infection

  • Absent spleen or a non-functioning spleen

  • CSF leaks, either congenital or complicating skull fractures or neurosurgery

  • Intracranial shunt.

PPV23 vaccination is not recommended for healthy children and adults as they are at low risk of pneumococcal disease.

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