Help protect your family

There is no one vaccine that can protect your family against meningitis. This means that more than one vaccination is required to help protect them against several meningitis-causing diseases.

FIND LOCAL VACCINE PROVIDER

Consider additional vaccinations

National vaccine providers

These national providers have been selected because they offer a meningitis-related vaccination service in over 50 stores across the UK.

CHECK WHICH VACCINATIONS THEY MAY NEED

TEENAGE VACCINATION

Teenagers are unlikely to be protected against meningitis B, the most common type of meningococcal meningitis in the UK. Contact your pharmacist or doctor.

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  • There are two vaccines available to cover the 5 main types
    • Meningitis ACWY
    • Meningitis B
  • Meningitis ACWY is on the NHS schedule and is offered in school to 13 and 14 year old pupils
  • Meningitis B is only offered to babies born after May 2015 by the NHS
  • Teenagers should check they have had meningitis ACWY vaccine with school or university
  • Teenagers are very unlikely to have received meningitis B vaccine

YOUNG CHILDREN VACCINATION

Young children are not offered vaccinations against all types of meningitis on the NHS

Click here to learn what the NHS offers

For children born after May 2015 the vaccines offered by the NHS help protect against the most common types of meningitis



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