Pneumococcal vaccine and welders


Recent research has shown that there is a strong association between welding and the development of pneumococcal disease, particularly lobar pneumonia. Therefore, welders who have not received the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23) previously, should be offered a single dose of 0.5ml of PPV23 vaccine.  

Healthwork offers pneumococcal vaccination and if you need this, please contact us on 0161 831 9701.