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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.

CHECK THEIR VACCINATIONS

Check the vaccinations
your child has received

A number of vaccinations against meningitis-related diseases are available on the NHS as part of the UK Vaccination Schedule. Whether your child has received all of these vaccinations will depend on their age as several vaccines have been added to the schedule over the last 25 years.

Click here to view the current UK Vaccination Schedule provided by the NHS. Please speak to your local doctor (GP) or nurse if you are unsure about which vaccinations your child has or hasn’t received.

Vaccines available on the NHS might not be available for all ages - the following vaccinations are also available privately:

Vaccine Additional Comments
Meningococcal ACWY vaccine Given on the NHS schedule to school children aged 14-15 years (added to the schedule September 2015).
Meningococcal B vaccine Children born before May 2015 are unlikely to have received this as part of the NHS schedule (added to the schedule September 2015).
Measles, mumps & rubella (MMR) vaccine Measles, mumps and rubella infections can very rarely cause meningitis.

PLEASE SPEAK TO YOUR DOCTOR, NURSE OR PHARMACIST ABOUT THESE

VACCINATIONS. TO FIND A PRIVATE PROVIDER OF THESE VACCINES, SEE BELOW.

CONSIDER ADDITIONAL VACCINATIONS

Consider additional vaccinations

National vaccine providers

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

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