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Are you missing information about meningitis?

Certain meningitis vaccines are available for free on the NHS, however, even if you've had one meningitis vaccine, you may still be missing protection from certain types.

See below to find out how to protect you and your family.

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 YOU MAY NEED

To hear more meningitis stories, visit the following charity websites:

Meningitis Now

Meningitis Research Foundation

A life for a cure

TEENAGE VACCINATION

There are two vaccines available to cover the 5 main types of meningococcal disease:

  1. Meningitis ACWY:
    This is on the NHS schedule and is offered in school to 13 to 15 year old pupils. Teenagers should check they have had this vaccine with their healthcare professional.
  2. Meningitis B:
    This is only offered by the NHS to babies born after May 2015. Teenagers are very unlikely to have received this.

Contact your healthcare professional (doctor, nurse, pharmacist) for more information.

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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STOP THE SPREAD

How can you help prevent the spread of meningitis-causing infections?

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