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Boots launches new pneumonia vaccination service

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Boots launches new pneumonia vaccination service
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Whether or not you've managed to avoid the hacking cough doing the rounds this winter (which even the Queen has had!) you might want to consider protecting your health with a new pneumonia vaccination service.

Boots is piloting the service and is offering adults aged 50+ the chance to protect themselves. 

Figures show that there are 40 per cent more people in their 50s who get pneumonia compared to those in their 40s.

Studies have shown that your risk of contracting pneumonia (one of the most common casues of death due to infection in the UK) increase by 40 per cent as you reach your 50s.

The new vaccine will cost £70 and is available in 51 Boots stores from January 23, 2017. Meanwhile, if you're 65+ or suffer from a long-term health condition don't forget you're eligible for the vaccination on the NHS.  

To book your pneumonia vaccination appointment at Boots go instore or online at boots.com/pneumonia