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Meningitis B Vaccination

We are delighted to be able to offer the Bexsero Meningitis B vaccination at the practice. Below is some information that we think you may find useful regarding the administration, schedule, and adverse effects of the vaccine. 


Administration

Meningitis B vaccinations can be booked in with our nurse during our vaccination clinic on Wednesday afternoons. 

All meningococcal-containing vaccines are given intramuscularly into the upper arm or anterolateral thigh.

Meningococcal vaccines can be given at the same time as other vaccines such as pneumococcal, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and Hib. The vaccines should be given at a separate site, preferably in a separate limb. 


Dosage

The recommended schedule of vaccines based on the age of the patient can be found in the table below. If you have any further questions regarding the schedule of vaccines please speak with the nurse during your appointment schedule a telephone consultation with a doctor or a nurse. Details of telephone consultation fees can be found on our fees page

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE UNABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING VACCINE SCHEDULES AT RECEPTION. 

AGE

PRIMARY SERIES

BOOSTER

Infant (2-5 months)

3 doses, the first given at 2 months of age

(more than 1 month apart)

1 dose

at 12 to 23 months of age

Unvaccinated infants

(6-11 months)

2 doses

(more than 2 months apart)

1 dose

at 12 to 23 months of age; 2 months or more after primary series

Unvaccinated children

(12-23 months)

2 doses

(more than 2 months apart)

1 dose;

12 to 23 months after primary series

Children

2 doses

(more than 2 months apart)

Need not established

Adolescents and Adults

2 doses

(more than 1 month apart)

Need not established


Adverse Reactions

The most common local and systemic adverse reactions observed in adolescents and adults were pain at the injection site, malaise and headache.

In infants and children up to ten years of age, injection site reactions, a fever above 38C, and irritability were very commonly seen. Diarrhoea and vomiting, eating disorders, sleepiness, unusual crying and the development of a rash were commonly or very commonly seen in this age group.

If you would like any more information about adverse effects of the Meningitis B vaccine please speak with your nurse or doctor, or schedule a telephone consultation. 


Purchase

Once you have decided that you would like a Meningitis B vaccination, we will ask you to pay in advance for the primary series of the vaccine.  The price of each dose is £175, which includes a consultation fee with the nurse for your appointment. 

Primary series vaccines are purchased in pairs of doses and payment for the pair of vaccines is required upfront.  The booster vaccine, ordered and paid for separately, is purchased as a single dose and again payment is required in advance.

Please note: once you have ordered and paid for your vaccine, we are unable to offer any refunds. 

To order your vaccine and make an appointment please call us on 01865 423425 or email info@oxfordprivategp.com


Cancellations

Vaccination appointments may be cancelled or postponed without charge up to 24 hours before the planned appointment.  Please call our reception to arrange this. 

If you cancel your appointment under 24 hours before your appointment, a cancellation fee of £30 is payable. 

If you are concerned that you will be unable to receive you vaccine for health reasons, please attend your appointment and the nurse will assess you. If the nurse is unable to administer your vaccine for health reasons, no cancellation fee is payable. 

For further information regarding our cancellation policy please consult our charging policy page


Restraining Your Child

It is the responsibility of the parent to restrain a their child for their vaccination.

If the nurse is unable to administer the vaccination in the allotted appointment time because the child was improperly restrained, we will do our best to reschedule you for later the same day. If it is not possible to fit you in on the same day, a fee of £30 is payable for the appointment. 


Further Information

If you require any further information, or have any questions regarding the Meningitis B vaccination which are not answered above, please consult 'The Green Book' website, which gives in depth information on all Meningitis vaccinations including Meningitis B. 

Alternatively, please call reception on 01865 423425 and one of our receptionists will be happy to schedule an appointment or a telephone consultation with a doctor or nurse to discuss the vaccine further. For information about our consultation fees please go to our fees page

Please be aware that we are unable to answer any questions about the Meningitis B vaccine at reception. 




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