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  Meningitis B Vaccine

Meningitis B Vaccination Services at Our Clinic in Harley Street, London

Our doctors offer Meningitis B Vaccination (Bexsero) Services at our private clinic in Harley Street for you and your family. We are experienced in caring for babies and children of all ages, and do everything we can to put you at ease and alleviate your understandable concerns.

 

At our private clinic you almost get every answer related to Meningitis B Vaccine (Bexsero), as well as other childhood Vaccines, and encourage you to get in touch with our team of doctors.

 

FAQs on the Meningitis B Vaccine (Bexsero)

What is Meningitis B?

It's a bacterial infection common in babies and young children, whose immune systems have not yet fully developed. The disease is currently the most deadly strain of meningococcal meningitis in the UK. It can be treated, but leads to death in 1 in 10 cases.

 

What does the Vaccine do?

The Bexsero Vaccine is the result of a scientific breakthrough; it’s the first of its kind to protect against the majority of “B” strains of meningitis in the UK.

 

Meningitis B Vaccine – Is it Safe?

Similar to every other vaccine, Men B vaccine also bring some complications which are however, temporary and mild.

 

As per the NHS, around 8000 people were given the Men B vaccine, of which, approximately 5000 were babies. It was done as a part of clinical trials for safety tests.

 

Till date, millions of doses have been provided to the babies. Being a licensed vaccine, no major safety concerns are required. The vaccine helps protect the child from meningitis. It comprises with the proteins in the surface of meningococcal bacteria that result in meningitis, to trigger the immune system.

 

What are the side effects?

The most common side effects are a high fever and swelling around the injection site. It’s sometimes advised that infants take paracetamol at the time of immunisation. We will further discuss the potential side effects with you at your appointment.

 

What happens at the appointment?

Your appointment will take around 15 minutes. Our experienced and friendly nurses are extremely helpful and knowledgeable - they will quickly put you at ease. The injection is quick and painless, and our nurses are dedicated to making the experience as pleasant as possible for you and your child.

 

How is the vaccine given?

The vaccine is administered by injection.

   

Please see the Bexsero Vaccination schedule shown below:



Meningitis B Vaccine schedule infographic
 

How much does it cost to get a Private meningitis vaccine?

At Medical Express clinic, cost of our Meningitis B vaccine is £150. Visit our Clinic today - your esteemed walk-in private clinic on Harley Street. Schedule an appointment for cost effective Meningitis B Vaccine (Bexsero) at a time that suits you, or simply pop in anytime and let one of our friendly and experienced nurses help you.

 

How can Medical Express Clinic help?

The NHS has a childhood immunisations programme which is offering doses of Men B vaccine to babies of two, four and 12 months. Babies provided with the vaccine stay protected from the risks of the disease. Medical Express supports this immunisation programme by NHS. For kids who have crossed the NHS age range, we have private vaccination programme. This service covers the chidren in the age group of 2 to 21 years.

 

When you visit us for Men B vaccination for your child, two doses of the vaccine will be given at an interval of two months to children in the age group of 2-10years, at an interval of one month for the children aged 11 or above. For babies below one year, we provide three doses of the vaccine.

 

The vaccine is injected in the upper arm so the child can easily wear short sleeves and loose clothes. Our medical experts will ask you to stay by the child’s side for five minutes following each injection to confirm no instant negative reactions are noticed right after the vaccination.

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117A Harley St, Marylebone, London W1G 6AT, UK

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