Seasonal influenza and pneumonia

We offer vaccination against seasonal influenza (flu) no both an NHS and private basis, while our pneumonia vaccination is a private service. 

Seasonal influenza vaccination (The Flu Jab)

Seasonal influenza (flu) is a highly infectious viral infection. It comes on very quickly and can cause many symptoms including fever, aching body, exhaustion, sore throat and headache. 

If you are eligible for a free NHS flu jab you can get your vaccination here, often with no appointment necessary. We can also administer a flu vaccination on a private basis at a cost of just £10. 

Pneumonia vaccination

Pneumonia is inflammation of the tissue in one or both lungs and is usually caused by a bacterial infection. Tiny air sacs in the lungs become filled with fluid in pneumonia making it difficult to breath. Other symptoms of pneumonia include cough, fever and chest pain that gets worse when breathing or coughing. Complications including pleurisy and septicaemia can arise from pneumonia, particularly in the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions. 

We offer two types of pneumonia vaccine as a private service. 

 

  • The first type (Prevenar 13) protects against 13 strains of pneumonia and contains proteins that can generate long-term immune memory and provide long lasting protection. 

  • The second type (PPV23) is one that is usually given to adults over the age of 65 as part of the annual NHS pneumonia vaccination programme. It protects against 23 strains of pneumonia but does not the immune response enhancing proteins. 

Please note: All vaccinations are subject to inclusion/exclusion criteria