HIGH RISK BENEFICIARIES are covered for the Pneumococcal Vaccine from Risk benefit!

Who is eligible for Pneumococcal vaccination?

Beneficiaries in the following categories who have not received a Pneumococcal vaccine in the past 5 years:


The Pneumococcal vaccine claims for eligible beneficiaries will be paid from preventative benefits and will not affect your day-to-day benefits across ALL options.

Beneficiaries are considered high-risk if they are above 65 years of age or below 65 with one or more of the following conditions:

  • Chronic heart disease, including congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathies
  • Chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, emphysema (chronic lung disease secondary to smoking)
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leaks
  • Cochlear implant/s
  • Alcoholism
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Immunodeficiencies acquired at birth or later in life such as HIV infection
  • Chronic renal failure or nephrotic syndrome
  • Various types of Cancer such as Leukaemia, Lymphoma, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin's disease, or other generalised and metastatic malignancies
  • Medication-induced immunosuppression as a result of treatments such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy and long-term use of corticosteroids
  • Solid organ transplant

Where to get your pneumococcal vaccine

You can visit and speak to your network pharmacy or doctor (GP) to get the pneumococcal vaccine

Book your pneumococcal vaccination appointment today!

Flu Vaccine & COVID-19

  • Pneumococcal vaccines do not offer any protection against COVID-19 infection.
  • Pneumococcal vaccines are not a treatment for COVID-19
  • COVID-19 vaccination can be co-administered with other vaccinations. It is therefore important, to inform your healthcare provider of your vaccination history.