You can reduce your child’s risk of developing meningococcal meningitis by ensuring their vaccinations are up-to-date.1
The UK has a comprehensive childhood immunisation programme which provides vaccinations free of charge by the NHS. For infants and young children, this includes vaccines that help protect against the types of bacteria that cause meningococcal meningitis C and B.2 No single vaccine helps to protect against all five types of meningococcal meningitis.
The childhood immunisation programme also includes vaccinations to help prevent meningitis caused by other bacteria*.
Different vaccines are given at different ages. It is important to receive the complete course of vaccination during infancy, childhood and adolescence