Meningitis B Vaccine Information
Vaccine Quick Information
- Children over the age of 2 will not require booster doses after a full course is complete. However, children younger than this may require booster doses.
- The vaccine is given as 2 or 3 doses depending on the age of the child when vaccinating. Children and adult over the age of 2 will only require 2 doses.
- How is it given:
- The vaccine is given as an injection, however site of injection depends on the age of the child.
- Side effects:
- Common side effects include soreness at the injection site, fever, swelling at the site of injection, redness and digestive problems.
- It is given to children from the age of 2 months.
- Risk if you contract Meningitis B:
- Inflammation of the brain and can be very fatal.
Meningitis B is given as a course of 2 or 3 vaccines depending on the age of the patient.
- £130 per dose
- 2 dose(s)
- Total Cost
Meningitis B is a bacterial infection which can be passed on from person to person. It is passed by coughing, sneezing and kissing.
Meningitis B is available on the NHS under the childhood vaccination. Please speak to your pharmacist to check if your child will be eligible for the free NHS vaccine.
Related vaccinations to Meningitis B