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Age Range Primary Doses Booster Doses

2-6 months 3 doses, each given 1 month apart 1 dose at 12 months of age

6-11 months 2 doses given 2 months apart 1 dose in the 2nd year of life (from 12 months of age)

12-23 months 2 doses given 2 months apart 1 dose 1-2 years later

2-10 years 2 doses given 2 months apart No data yet on need for booster dose

11 years and above 2 doses given 2 months apart No data yet on need for booster dose

Q. How effective are the meningitis vaccines that are currently in use?

A. Over the past 20 years, vaccines that prevent different types of meningitis have been introduced into the childhood immunisation schedule and also given to others at increased risk. These vaccines have prevented thousands of cases; saving lives and significantly reducing the number of people living with life-long disabilities.

Q. Were any unusual side effects seen in the trials?

A. Like all vaccines, this vaccine can cause side effects although not everybody gets them. Uncommon side effects, described as up to 1 in 100 people, are high fever, seizures (including febrile seizures), vomiting (after booster) dry skin, itchy rash, skin rash, paleness (rare after booster).

Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people), Kawasaki syndrome (a rare condition that mainly affects children under the age of five. It is also known as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome).

Q. Will my child still need to get the other meningitis vaccines?

A. Yes, as recommended for the childhood immunisation schedule. This vaccine is licensed for protection of people aged 2 months and older against MenB.

Prices:

Meningitis B vaccine £135

GP Consultation and administration: £75

Prescribing Pharmacist consultation and administration: £50

More info available on:

https://www.meningitisnow.org/how-we-help/campaigns/beat-it-now/faqs-on-meningitis-b-vaccine/