We are delighted to inform you that for patients over the age of 65 who are Czech insurance holders, we can now offer vaccination against pneumococcal infections for FREE.
To book an appointment, do not hesitate and contact us through our call center by dialing +420 235 360 133. You can book a visit to any one of our branches.
What are pneumococcal infections?
Pneumococcal infections are transmitted by air and cause mild respiratory disease, infections of the sinus and middle ear, pneumonia, meningitis or sepsis. Pneumococcal diseases is transmitted by infected individuals who may not always show any symptoms. The disease can occur as an internal infection within the carrier due to a favorable weakened state of the immune system, allowing for the bacteria to thrive and spread. The bacteria responsible for causing this disease is Streptococcus pneumoniae. This bacteria can be found in the nasopharynx regions of a healthy individual and can then spread to other parts of the body. Symptoms often include a strong fever, coughing, shortness of breath and chest pains. The infection must be treated by antibiotics. Higher risk groups include children below the age of 5 as well as senior citizens.
About the vaccine
This pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine is suitable to vaccinate against invasive pneumococcal infections. It helps protect against meningitis (inflammation of the brain membranes), sepsis or bacterial spread (bacteria in the blood stream).