Meningitis Vaccination Service, Stone

Immunisation is the only way to prevent meningitis. MenB has been the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in the UK. It remains the leading contagious cause of death for children under the age of five. Thanks to meningitis vaccines, thousands of children live today who would otherwise have died or been left seriously disabled.

Meningitis

Meningitis majorly affects babies, young children, teenagers, and young adults. In Meningitis the protective membranes that surround the brain and the spinal cord get infected. The disease can cause life-threatening blood poisoning that can result in permanent damage to the brain or nerves.

A number of vaccinations are available at our Meningitis Vaccination Service near Stone.

Symptoms

Mild symptoms include headache, fever, cold and chills, muscle and joint pain, stiffness of the neck, vomiting, sensitivity to bright light, sleepiness, confusion and seizures. In severe cases, some symptoms may include—babies refusing feeds, unusual crying, lethargy, insensitivity or irregular movements or becoming stiff or floppy and heavy breathing. Also in extreme cases, blood poisoning caused by Meningitis can cause a red rash that does not tail off when pressure is applied.

Prevention

Book an appointment and get vaccinated at our Meningitis Vaccination Service Centre at Stone that provides intravenous antibiotics. It is always preferable to take measures to prevent the disease.

We also provide single shots of Menveo vaccine, a meningitis vaccine, to vaccinate against Meningitis ACWY if you are planning to go on Hajj and Umrah pilgrims. Vaccinate your family and yourself through JMW Vicary’s Meningitis Vaccination Service in Aylesbury and travel safe. All travelers who are vaccinated against Meningitis ACWY will also receive a certificate which they can show on arrival at Saudi Arabia.