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Pneumococcal Vaccinations in London

Protect yourself against Pneumococcal Disease.
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Basic Information

What is Pneumococcal Disease?
Pneumococcal Disease is the term used to describe an infection caused by a bacteria called Streptococcus Pneumoniae.

It is transmitted by aerosol droplets (coughing or sneezing) or direct contact with respiratory secretions of someone carrying the organism Pneumococcal disease can lead to Pneumonia, Septicaemia and Meningitis.

How to minimise the risk of contracting pneumococcal disease?
Avoid contact with those diagnosed with pneumococcal disease and practicing hand Hygiene. Vaccination is an effective way of minimising the risk of contracting pneumococcal diseases.
What drugs are used?

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (Brand Name Prevenar 13) is used to vaccinate children under 2 years old as part of their childhood vaccinations. It protects against 13 of the pneumococcal strains.

Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (Brand Name Pneumovax23) is given to children and adults over 2. It covers against 23 of the pneumococcal strains

The vaccine is thought to be safe to be given in pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.

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Administration Method

An inactive vaccine given by injection into the deltoid muscle of your arm.


For children as part of their childhood vaccinations a single priming dose of Prevenar 13 is given at 12 weeks of age, a second dose is given at 1 year of age. For
adults a single dose of Pneumovax 23 is given.

Length of Protection

For those not in a clinical risk group adult vaccination is thought to give you lifelong protection and does not need to be repeated.

Special Instructions

Prevenar 13 is given to children under 2 years as part of their primary immunization schedule.

Dose & Price

A pre-filled syringe, Prevenar 13 costs £140 per dose, Pneumovax 23 costs £85 per dose.

Side Effects

Mild pain, redness or swelling at the site of the injection. People may also experience mild fever, tiredness and general aches and pains.


Does immunisation hurt?
Not all vaccinations are delivered by needle. But whenever they are, we bring all our considerable expertise into play to make sure it hurts as little as possible. Modern needles are so fine they hurt a lot less than the old fashioned versions used to. You shouldn’t feel anything worse than a sharp prick.
What if I have an abnormal reaction?
We don’t just vaccinate you and abandon you! If you don’t feel well afterwards or experience an abnormal reaction, phone us or come straight back in and we’ll check you out.
Will I get a vaccination record card?
Yes, and it’ll act as a record of the vaccinations you’ve been given. The cards include information about how long the vaccination is effective and your booster dates. If you already have a vaccination record card, bring it to your consultation so we can check your immunisation history.

Meet the Team

Dr Elizabeth Tuckey

MBBS, BA Philosophy

Kami Soltysik

Travel Nurse
BSc Nursing

Katy Peters

Clinical Director
BN (Hons), DipTM (LSHTM), Dip TM, MFTM

Dr Elizabeth Tuckey

MBBS, BA Philosophy

Kami Soltysik

Travel Nurse
BSc Nursing

Katy Peters

Clinical Director
BN (Hons), DipTM (LSHTM), Dip TM, MFTM


“Quick, friendly, and professional! I also loved the fact that the specialist gave me pricing options (as I had to take a few vaccines at once) and could answer all of my questions.”

Melia Lilembo Mazamba

“Quick, reliable, and well priced immunisation service. Highly recommend!”
Alex Karroum
“Good service – put my mind at ease. The nurse was very good and very knowledgeable so could answer all of my queries. Overall, very easy, quick, and friendly process. Would recommend.”