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Meningitis B Vaccination - £POA


Meningitis is a potentially deadly disease that can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms may come on suddenly and be confused with the symptoms of flu.


Meningitis B is a highly aggressive strain of bacterial meningitis affecting an estimated 1,870 people a year in the UK with 1 in 10 of those affected dying. It is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in the UK most commonly affecting children under 5 years old and adolescents, with adolescents being the main carriers.


In March 2014 the Government announced the introduction of the Meningitis B into the UK Vaccination Schedule at the age of 2, 4 and 12 months old.  Adults will require two doses of the vaccine at least one month apart.





Please note that at present we are unable to see people under the age of 18 years old at Mount Alvernia Hospital

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