The Urwin Pharmacy Group

Pneumonia Travel Vaccine

What is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an infection that causes inflammation in the lungs air sacs and it can affect people of all ages, but is more common and can be more serious in certain groups of people. Pneumonia is usually the result of a bacterial infection, as well as bacterial pneumonia other types of include, viral pneumonia, aspiration pneumonia, fungal pneumonia and hospital-acquired pneumonia.

Symptoms of pneumonia can develop suddenly over 24-48 hours, or they can come on more slowly over several days.

Pneumonia Vaccine 

The pneumonia vaccine is recommended for those who are travelling to countries which have higher levels of pneumococcal infections. 









Pneumonia Symptoms 

 Pneumonia symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Excessive sweating
  • Chills
  • Chest pain with coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle pains
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches


What travel vaccinations do I need?

Speak to one of our expert Pharmacists at your local Urwin Pharmacy branch for more information about Travel Vaccines.