Meningitis B is the most common form of bacterial meningitis in young people. This new Meningitis B vaccine is available to everybody. Dr. Lewis and her team have administered many doses to children from the ages of 2 months right through to university age.
The vaccination can be given from 2 months of age.
The schedule followed will be determined by the age of the child when the programme is started:
From aged 2 months – 5 months: 4 doses are needed: 0, 1 month, 2 months (where 0 is today) and booster between 12-23 months of age;
From 6 months – 11 months: 3 doses are needed: 0, 2 months and booster in second year of life;
From 12 months – 23 months: 3 doses are needed: 0, 2 months, booster at least one year later;
From 2 years to 10 years: 2 doses only are required at 0 and 2 months.
From 11 years to adult: 2 doses only are required at 0 and 1 month.