Your health matters to us
An overarching goal of the National Health Co-op is to significantly reduce instances of preventable diseases and lessen the personal and societal impact of chronic conditions. That’s why we regularly review our patients’ files to identify individuals who may benefit from additional clinical support.
Pneumococcal infection can lead to a wide range of serious disease conditions including: in the lungs (pneumonia), in covering of the brain (meningitis) and the blood (septicaemia).
Vaccination with 23vPPV (pneumonia vaccine) reduces the risk of Pneumococcal disease.
We are contacting our members who, according to our records, have not received a pneumonia vaccination (23vPPV) in the past and who meet the eligibility criteria to receive a government funded 23vPPV pneumonia vaccination.
Eligible recipients under this program include:
- People 65 years and older
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged 15 – 49yrs, who are medically at risk
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged 50 years and older
If you have had a previous pneumonia vaccination since you became eligible (criteria outlined above), please discuss with your GP or Nurse so your record can be updated.
Vaccinations will be administered by appointment with a GP.
Further information about pneumococcal disease is available from the Australian Government’s Department of Health.