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.
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There are two vaccines available to cover the 5 main types of meningococcal disease:
Contact your healthcare professional (doctor, nurse, pharmacist) for more information.
Young children are not offered vaccinations against all types of meningitis on the NHS
For children born after May 2015 the vaccines offered by the NHS help protect against the most common types of meningitis
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