Don't be late - vaccinate! Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine - catch-up campaign for children
All children born between 2nd September 2006 and 30th June 2008 are due the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. This vaccine offers protection against pneumococcal infections such as meningitis and pneumonia. Both of these diseases are more common in winter months. Young children are at particular risk of pneumococcal disease and vaccination with the conjugate vaccine will protect against the most common forms of pneumococcal disease.
The vaccine is free of charge and is provided by the GP.
All parents should make a GP appointment for their child so that the vaccine can be given. Don't be late - vaccinate!
The catch up campaign will run until 31st October 2009.