MENINGITIS C PROGRAMME
From August 2015, all 17 and 18 year olds in school year 13 and first time university students up to the age of 25 will be offered the Meningitis ACWY vaccine as part of the NHS vaccination programme.
The men ACWY vaccine protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia.
Letters have been sent out to invite people to have this but please ask at reception if you think this also applies to you.
MENINGITIS B PROGRAMME FOR
From 1st September a new vaccine to help prevent meningitis will be offered to babies as part of their routine childhood vaccination programme.
The Men B vaccine will be offered to babies aged 2 months, followed by a second dose at 4 months old, and a booster at 12 months.
There will also be a temporary catch up programme for babies who are due their third and fourth month vaccinations in September 2015, to protect them when they are most at risk from infection. Please note babies given the Men B vaccine alongside their other routine vaccinations at two and four months are likely to develop fever within the first 24 hours after vaccination.
Giving your baby liquid paracetamol will reduce the risk of fever after vaccination.
Your Nurse will give you more information about this at your vaccination appointment.