Meningococcal Vaccine

Protect yourself against Meningitis B with the meningococcal vaccine in Leicester and Nuneaton.

The meningococcal vaccine is highly recommended for babies aged 8 weeks, 16 weeks, and 1 year. It offers protection to your young ones against the meningococcal group B bacterial infection. Meningococcal infections are sometimes life-threatening. They can lead to illnesses and complications like sepsis (blood poisoning) as well as meningitis. Therefore, it’s vital to get the vaccination.

How safe is the meningococcal vaccine?

It’s common for the meningococcal vaccine to cause some side effects. Nevertheless, the side effects are normally mild and temporary. The vaccine has gone under various clinical trials and tests to ensure that it’s safe. Hundreds of different strains of Meningococcal group B bacteria are reported across the globe. In the UK, testing has suggested that the meningococcal vaccine safeguards against 90% of the Meningococcal group B bacteria.

How does our meningococcal vaccine in Leicester and Nuneaton work?

The meningococcal vaccine comprises three proteins that reside on the meningococcal bacteria. It’s a combination of the outer skin of one kind of Meningitis B strain. The combinations work hand in hand in stimulating the immune system to offer protection against any exposures to meningococcal bacteria that may happen in the future. Babies that receive the meningococcal vaccine together with other newborn vaccines at 8 and 16 weeks most likely will develop fever or high temperature. The side effects can last up to 24 hours. It’s critical to give your baby paracetamol following the meningococcal vaccination to minimise the risk of having a fever.

Get in touch with us for more information!

If you have any questions regarding the meningococcal vaccine in Leicester and Nuneaton available at Leicester Travel Clinic, feel free to contact us today! Our team of qualified pharmacists will be there to handle all your questions.