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Meningitis B (Bexsero)

£100 per dose

Meningitis B (Bexsero)

Meningitis B (Bexsero)

Meningococcal group B bacteria are a serious cause of life-threatening infections worldwide, including meningitis and sepsis. They're also the leading infectious killer of babies and young children in the UK. There are 12 known groups of meningococcal bacteria, and group B (MenB) is responsible for about 9 in every 10 meningococcal infections in the UK. Meningitis and sepsis caused by meningococcal group B bacteria can affect people of any age but are most common in babies and young children.While most young children recover from MenB, around 1 in 20 die from the infection. Many of those who survive have a permanent disability, such as brain damage, epilepsy, hearing loss, or the loss of limbs (amputation).

What Vaccines are available?

The MenB vaccine will protect your baby against infection by meningococcal group B bacteria.

These bacteria are responsible for about 9 in every 10 meningococcal infections in young children.

Meningococcal infections can be very serious, causing meningitis and sepsis. This can lead to severe brain damage, amputations and, sometimes, death.

The UK was the first group of countries in the world to introduce a MenB vaccine into its national programme using the Bexsero vaccine.

 Vaccine Schedules

Birth to less than 1 year (two doses)

Dose 1: Day 0

Dose 2: Month 1


Children and adults from 1 year

Single dose

Prevention

Individuals should seek advice about their risk of meningitis prior to travel. Meningococcal disease in travellers is primarily a risk for those visiting areas prone to outbreaks or an area where a known outbreak is occurring. Travellers visiting such locations who are at particular risk include:

  • long stay travellers who have close contact with the local population

  • healthcare workers

  • those visiting friends and relatives

  • those travelling for Hajj and Umrah

  • those who live or travel ‘rough’ such as backpackers

  • individuals with no spleen or a poorly functioning spleen

  • individuals with certain immune deficiencies


Need other vaccines?

Please click on the links below for travel vaccination requirements/ advice.


For vaccine recommendations and information on conditions based on destinations:https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home


For vaccine lifespan:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/travel-vaccinations/jabs/


Antimalarials (Maloff Protect): For adults you can buy these over the counter after the consultation at £2 per tablet. For children please enquire.

Need to book more than one vaccine?

Please make a booking for a single vaccine and leave a note with the booking for the other vaccines you require. We will then call you to make other bookings.


Note: We offer a 5% discount for cash payments.


Please make sure you fill in the form in the appointment confirmation which you will recieve (as a link). This will allow us to do a risk assessement before your arrive and check all your travel requirements for a swift & safe appointment.

*Note* 


Any Cancellation within 48 hours prior to appointment will incur a charge of 20% of total service cost.