We offer a range of clinics and services here at Covent Garden Medical Centre for all your vaccination needs and advice.

Flu Immunisation:

You may be invited for a flu jab if you are: 

  • over 65 years of age 
  • pregnant 

or have: 

  • a serious heart or chest complaint, including asthma 
  • serious kidney disease 
  • diabetes 
  • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment 
  • if you have ever had a stroke 

We will contact you directly if you are eligible.  

Pneumococcal Vaccine:

The pneumococcal vaccine (or ‘pneumo jab’ or pneumonia vaccine as it’s also known) protects against pneumococcal infections. 

Pneumococcal infections are caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and can lead to pneumonia, septicaemia (a kind of blood poisoning) and meningitis. 

Read more about why the pneumococcal vaccination is needed. 

A pneumococcal infection can affect anyone. However, some people need the pneumococcal vaccination because they are at higher risk of complications. These include: 

  • all children under the age of two 
  • adults aged 65 or over 
  • children and adults with certain long-term health conditions, such as a serious heart or kidney condition 

We will contact you directly if you are eligible for the vaccination. 

Babies receive the pneumococcal vaccine as three separate injections, at 2 months, 4 months and 12-13 months. 

People over-65 only need a single pneumococcal vaccination which will protect for life. It is not given annually like the flu jab. 

People with a long-term health condition may need just a single one-off pneumococcal vaccination or five-yearly vaccination depending on their underlying health problem. 

Childhood Immunisations 

Ideally, children should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection. 

Find out which jabs your child needs, when they need them, and what the benefits of each jab are here: 

Useful information regarding Vaccinations: 

• Why vaccines are safe and effective Why vaccination is safe and important – NHS ( 

• Oxford vaccine project Vaccine Knowledge | ( ) (translations available) 

• Polio, flu and MMR resources – publications website Search Publications – Health Publications 

• Immunisation information for migrants (translations available)