Meningococcal infection can cause meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord), septicaemia (blood poisoning) or both. For decades, Meningitis B has been a common cause of bacterial meningitis in the UK and Ireland and vaccines are the only way to reduce the risk of meningitis.
The bacterium normally lives in the back of the throat and nose and is spread through sneezing, coughing and kissing. Around one in ten people carry the bacteria without having the disease.
Meningococcal infection can occur at any age, but around half of the cases are in those under the age of five, particularly in infants less than one year. The second main age group is between 15-19 years of age (around one in four teenagers carry the bacteria).
More than nine people a day contract meningitis in the UK (Meningitis Research Foundation)
The Meningitis B vaccine is not a live vaccine and can be given with the other vaccines in the routine childhood schedule, and also at the same time as hepatitis B and varicella vaccines.
The Medical is approved by the government's healthcare watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who assesses whether a healthcare centre is safe, caring and responsive to the patients' needs. This means that we are regulated to the same standards as your NHS GP or hospital, so you can be assured you will receive care of the highest standard.
We have been awarded the 'Clinic Management Quality Mark' and the 'Patient Practice Quality Mark' for clinical excellence and consistently exceeding our customers' expectations. The Medical is also accredited by all major insurance providers.
Our expert GPs and nurses are available five days a week, from 8am until 8pm, so it's easy to make a convenient appointment. If you call before 1pm, we can usually book your appointment the same day.
A Meningitis B vaccination at The Medical costs £150. Prices are per dose, several doses may be required as part of a course. Some prices may be subject to change. Please confirm the price at the time of booking.
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