Meningitis B

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Meningitis B Vaccine Price
Single Meningitis B Vaccination £199
Course of Treatment: 2 doses £389
Price per course including nurse fee £418
Prepaid Package Deal: £345
To book call or email our reception team

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Meningitis B Vaccination

Meningitis is a bacterial infection which causes the inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. The “B” strain of meningococcal meningitis currently accounts for the majority of cases of meningitis in the UK, and the majority of deaths.

Meningitis B is most common in babies under 1, but can affect anyone. Whilst the infection is treatable, it can be fatal in about 1 in 10 cases. The Meningitis B vaccine represents a major technological breakthrough: for many years, it seemed that a vaccine against B strains of meningitis would be too difficult to produce.

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Who should be vaccinated against Meningitis B?

The meningitis B vaccine is recommended for babies.

It is usually given to babies at 8 and 16 weeks, with a booster at 1 year. The vaccine is also recommended for people with some long-term health conditions who are at greater risk of serious health complications following a meningitis infection.

How many doses of the Meningitis B vaccine is required?

Children aged 2 to 10 years require 2 vaccine doses with at least a 2-month interval between the doses.

Adults and Adolescents (from 11 years) require 2 vaccine doses with at least a 1-month interval between the doses.

Since the vaccine is still relatively new, it is not yet known if these age groups will need booster doses in future, in order to maintain protection. One of our nurses will explain the vaccination programme in more detail during your appointment.

How does the vaccine work?

The vaccine we use is called 'Bexsero' and it contains major proteins from group B Neisseria meningitidis bacteria.

They work by stimulating the immune system to protect against future exposures to meningococcal bacteria. It is not a live vaccine.

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What is Meningitis B?

Meningitis B is a bacterial infection caused by Neiseria meningitidis.

Meningitis B is a disease that causes inflammation to the covering of the brain and spinal cord, making it infected and swollen. It can also lead to blood poisoning (septicaemia). Meningitis B can progress quickly and can kill within 24 hours. Meningitis B kills more children under the age of 5 years old than any other infectious disease. Even with treatment, 20 percent of survivors can be left with long-term disabilities or brain damage.

How is Meningitis B spread?

Meningitis B spreads from person-to-person via droplets.

This can be via coughing, sneezing, talking, or when spending a lot of time near one another where you share a breathing space.

What are the symptoms of Meningitis B?

Symptoms of Meningitis B include:

  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Confusion
  • Pinprick rash
  • Cold hands and feet

Book your Meningitis B vaccination online

Book Appointment

Meningitis B Vaccine Price
Single Meningitis B Vaccination £199
Course of Treatment: 2 doses £389
Price per course including nurse fee £418
Prepaid Package Deal: £345
To book call or email our reception team

Fleet Street Clinic is not a VAT registered company

FAQs

Your child’s vaccination history is recorded in a red book and so that we can keep their vaccination records accurate and up to date, we would recommend that you bring it with you to your appointment. Although, rest assured, if you forget it, we can still see you and vaccinate your child without it.

MenB vaccine is an effective vaccine, it has been found to offer 83% protection.

In infants and children, the most common reaction has been a fever and some swelling around the injection site. Infant paracetamol is sometimes recommended for small children. Our staff will give you advice about any likely side effects during your appointment.

Yes, of course. We regularly provide services to patients who also utilise the services of the NHS. Vaccinations are not one or the other and private vaccination can offer more flexibility that the NHS.

The vaccine is available on the NHS to children born after May 1, 2015. If your child was born before this date, they will not have been offered the vaccine as part of their routine NHS immunisation schedule. You can choose to vaccinate them privately and as with most vaccinations, it is never too late to vaccinate. Unvaccinated people can catch meningitis B at any age.

Most vaccines, MenB vaccine included, take a few weeks to become effective because this is how long the body takes to produce a sufficient amount of antibodies in order to fight infection.

There are many different strains of meningitis; including B, A, C, W, Y. Strains A, C, W & Y can be vaccinated with the combined vaccine called the Meningitis ACWY.