Meningitis vaccines

The good news is that vaccines exist to protect against some types of meningitis and septicaemia. However, there is no vaccine to protect against all types of meningitis, so remaining vigilant is vital

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Current meningitis vaccines 

Significant progress has been made with vaccine development and introduction over the last 20 years:

  • Introduction of the Hib vaccine in 1992
  • The meningococcal group C (MenC) vaccine in 1999
  • Pneumococcal meningitis vaccine in 2006
  • Men B vaccination introduced into the UK routine immunisation schedule Sept 2015 
  • Men ACWY was introduced as a routine vaccine in Aug 2015

However, there is no vaccine to protect against all types of meningitis, so remaining vigilant to the symptoms, trusting your instincts and getting urgent medical help if concerned, is vital.

  • Download our FREE symptoms app on your smartphone (iPhone and Android)
  • Request our FREE credit-card sized signs and symptoms card to keep in your purse or wallet – call our Meningitis Helpline on 0808 80 10 388 to get yours
If you have any questions, call our Meningitis Helpline on 0808 80 10 388