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Meningitis ACWY

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High School Friends
What is Meningitis ACWY?

Meningococcal disease is a rare, but potentially devastating infection in travellers caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis. The most common forms of meningococcal disease are meningitis (infection of the protective lining around the brain and spine) and septicaemia (blood poisoning).

How does the vaccination work?

The vaccine injection contains oligosaccharides of the ACWY strains of meningitis. These components activate the body's immune system to be ready to fight of infection by any of the strains. This means if a vaccinated individual is infected, they are likely only to suffer mild symptoms. A single dose is required

Who should be vaccinated?

Vaccine may also be recommended for those travelling to areas prone to outbreaks (the meningitis belt of Africa) or to an area where a known outbreak is occurring. These travellers include:

  • long stay travellers who have close contact with the local population

  • healthcare workers

  • those visiting friends and relatives

  • those who live or travel ‘rough’ such as backpackers

  • pilgrims and seasonal workers travelling to Saudi Arabia for the purpose of Hajj or Umrah [see part c) below]

How much does it cost?

£45 per dose

How it works


Book a free consultation


Discuss and agree to a suitable treatment plan


Book an adminstration appointment

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