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.
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:
|Meningococcal ACWY||Given on the NHS schedule to school children aged 14-15 years (added to the schedule September 2015).|
|Meningococcal B||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)||Measles, mumps and rubella infections can very rarely cause meningitis.|
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Particularly after using the toilet,
before and after eating and after
spending time in crowded areas.
Avoid swapping cutlery,
sharing drinks or straws,
lip balms or toothbrushes.
When coughing or sneezing.
Make sure vaccinations are up-to-date.SEE NHS