Meningitis B

Meningitis B is a serious cause of life-threatening meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) and the leading infectious killer of young children in the UK. Around 1,200 people, mainly babies and children, get meningitis B each year in the UK, with around 1 in 10 dying from the infection. Many of those who survive meningitis B suffer terrible permanent disability such as limb loss, brain damage and epilepsy. Meningitis B can affect people of any age, but is most common in babies and young children. (Source: NHS Choices)

The Meningitis B vaccine provides good protection against meningitis B infection and can be given from the age of 8 weeks onwards. Depending on age up to 2-4 doses may be required. Whilst it has been approved by the NHS it has limited availability.

Childhood Immunisations Member per dose Non Member per dose
Injection/Administration Fee per visit £30.00 £35.00
Meningitis B (2 doses or more depending on age, from 2 months - 8 weeks apart) £120.00 £125.00