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Meningitis B & Meningitis ACWY Vaccines are available at our private clinics in Liverpool & Chester

Meningitis is a life-threatening infection which causes the lining around the brain and spinal cord to become inflamed. It is usually caused by bacteria or a virus. In children and adults, meningitis usually causes a high fever, vomiting and dislike of bright lights or altered mental state. In babies it can be difficult to gauge symptoms. If not treated quickly it can lead to deafness, blood poisoning, brain damage and even death. Our private clinics provide a number of vaccination services that offer some protection against meningitis.

Table of Contents

1.Meningitis B Vaccine

  1.1 Who needs the Meningitis B Vaccine?

  1.2 What are the side effects of the Meningitis B Vaccine?

  1.3 How much does the Meningitis B Vaccine cost?

  1.4 How many doses of the Meningitis B Vaccine are needed?

2. Meningitis ACWY Vaccine

  2.1 Who should have the Meningitis ACWY Vaccine?

  2.2 What are the side effects of the Meningitis ACWY Vaccine?

  2.3 How much does the Meningitis ACWY Vaccine cost?

  2.4 Who is not suitable to have the Meningitis ACWY Vaccine?

3. Booking Your Appointment

 

Meningitis B Vaccine

The Meningitis B vaccine called Bexsero is licensed in the UK for use in the prevention of a serious cause of meningitis. Bexsero offers protection against the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis group B.

Who needs the Meningitis B Vaccine?

It is recommended for babies & infants from the age of 2 months as part of the NHS routine immunisation schedule. Children, teenagers and young adults between 15 and 24 years old are commonly affected by Meningitis as well.It is also advised for individuals with certain long-health conditions who are at greater risk.

What are the side effects of the Meningitis B Vaccine?

Available data indicate that Meningitis B vaccines are not dangerous. The most common side-effects include: 

  • Tenderness, irritation, or swelling at the injection area
  • Tiredness
  • Severe headache
  • Fever
  • Muscle /or joint pain
  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhoea /or Nausea

How much does the Meningitis B Vaccine cost?

The Meningitis B (Bexsero) Vaccination Service costs £115 per dose including appointment fees.

How many doses of the Meningitis B Vaccine are needed?

Age 

Requirement 

Infants 2 months to 5 months of age

  • A primary course of 3x injections of the vaccine
  • 1 Month minimum interval between each injection
  • A fourth dose (booster) given between 12-23 months of age

Infants 6 months to 11 months of age

  • A primary course of 2x injections of the vaccine
  • 2 Month minimum interval between each injection
  • A third dose (booster) given between 12-23 months of age

Children 12 months to 23 months of age

  • A primary course of 2x injections of the vaccine
  • 2 Month minimum interval between each injection
  • A third dose (booster) given after an interval of 12-23 months from 2nd dose

Children 2 years to 10 years of age

  • A primary course of 2x injections of the vaccine
  • 2 Month minimum interval between each injection

Adolescents (from 11 years of age) and adults

  • A primary course of 2x injections of the vaccine
  • 1 Month minimum interval between each injection

 

Meningitis ACWY Vaccine

The new Meningitis ACWY vaccines called 'Menveo' or 'Nimenrix' are licensed in the UK for use in the prevention of serious strains of meningitis. Both brands of the Men ACWY vaccine offer protection against invasive meningococcal diseases of strains 'A', 'C', 'W' & 'Y'. 

Who should have the Meningitis ACWY Vaccine?

The vaccine is now recommended for new college and university students in the UK. Meningitis W - a deadly and highly aggressive strain is now on the rise in the UK with 1000% increase in known cases over the last 6 years.

Young people starting university or college are urged to get a vaccine against meningitis. Public Health England says the MenACWY vaccine will help protect against meningitis W in particular as new university students are at risk as they often mix closely with groups of unfamiliar people - some who may unknowingly carry the bug.

Meningitis W infection is fatal in one in 10 cases and can lead to long-term health problems including deafness, epilepsy and amputations.

What are the side effects of the Meningitis ACWY Vaccine?

Generally, MenACWY vaccines are safe. However, like any other vaccine, side effects can occur. The most common side-effects seen in teenagers and young people include: 

  • Itching, hardening and redness at the injection area
  • High temperature
  • A mild fever
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Severe pain where the shot was given

How much does the Meningitis ACWY Vaccine cost?

The MenACWY Vaccination Service costs £110 per dose including appointment & Nurse fees.

Who is not suitable to have the Meningitis ACWY Vaccine?

  • You are allergic to the vaccine or any of its ingredients
  • You have a bleeding problem, such as haemophilia, or bruise easily
  • You have a high temperature
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding

 

Booking Your Appointment

For further information about the private meningitis B & MenACWY vaccination services or to book an appointment, please call us on 0333 200 3338 or email info@ghoshmedicalgroup.com 

Appointments generally take between 10-15 minutes. After care advice will be given during your appointment. If you have any further questions about the MenACWY or on the meningitis B vaccination services (Bexsero), you can ask your doctor/nurse during the appointment.

Pricing
Meningitis B Vaccine £115.00
Meningitis ACWY Vaccine £110.00
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