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Meningitis B Vaccine ( 2 doses required) in Sheffield

£115 per dose

30 min booking


About the Meningitis B Vaccine at Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield

Welcome to Abbeydale Pharmacy, your trusted healthcare provider in Sheffield. Located at 713 Abbeydale Road, S7 2BE, we offer the Meningitis B vaccine to protect you from this serious disease. Here, we provide detailed information about the Meningitis B vaccine, its importance, and symptoms to be aware of.

What is Meningitis B?

Meningitis B is a bacterial infection caused by Neisseria meningitidis group B. This infection leads to inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known as the meninges. Meningitis B can cause severe illness and, if not treated promptly, can result in serious complications or death. The bacteria can also cause septicemia (blood poisoning), which is equally dangerous.

Importance of the Meningitis B Vaccine

The Meningitis B vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect yourself against this life-threatening infection. Vaccination is particularly important for certain high-risk groups, including infants, young children, and adolescents, as well as individuals with specific medical conditions. The vaccine significantly reduces the risk of contracting and spreading Meningitis B.

Symptoms of Meningitis B

According to TravelHealthPro, symptoms of Meningitis B can develop rapidly and may include:

  • Fever: High temperature, often accompanied by chills.

  • Headache: Severe headache that doesn’t go away.

  • Neck Stiffness: Difficulty bending the neck forward.

  • Sensitivity to Light: Discomfort or pain in the eyes from bright light (photophobia).

  • Nausea and Vomiting: Feeling sick and being sick.

  • Rash: A distinctive rash that doesn’t fade when pressed with a glass (non-blanching rash).

  • Confusion: Drowsiness or confusion.

  • Muscle Pain: Severe muscle aches.

  • Seizures: Fits or convulsions in severe cases.

Immediate medical attention is essential if you or someone else shows symptoms of meningitis.

Who Should Get the Meningitis B Vaccine?

  • Infants and Young Children: Particularly those under 1 year of age, as they are at higher risk.

  • Adolescents: Those aged 14-18 years, as this age group is also at higher risk.

  • People with Certain Medical Conditions: Individuals with conditions like a damaged or removed spleen, or those with certain immune system disorders.

  • College Students: Especially those living in dormitories, where the disease can spread more easily.

Vaccine Schedule

The Meningitis B vaccine is typically administered as follows:

  • Infants: A series of doses given at 2 months, with additional doses following the primary schedule.

  • Adolescents and Young Adults: A series of two or three doses, depending on the vaccine brand and schedule.

Safety and Side Effects

The Meningitis B vaccine is safe and well-tolerated. Common side effects are generally mild and may include pain and redness at the injection site, fever, and irritability. Serious side effects are very rare.

Get Vaccinated at Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield

For residents of Sheffield, Abbeydale Pharmacy at 713 Abbeydale Road, S7 2BE, is your convenient destination for receiving the Meningitis B vaccine. Our experienced and friendly staff are here to provide you with the highest standard of care, ensuring you are well-protected.

Contact Us

For more detailed information, personalized recommendations, and to schedule your Meningitis B vaccination, please consult with our healthcare providers at Abbeydale Pharmacy. We are here to support you in making informed decisions about your health.

Explore our other resources and educational materials available on our website to learn more about Meningitis B and the benefits of vaccination. Your health and safety are our top priorities. Visit Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield for your Meningitis B vaccine today.


Additional Services

At Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield, we also offer a comprehensive range of travel vaccinations and operate a full travel clinic to meet all your travel health needs. Ensure you are fully prepared for your travels by visiting us for expert advice and vaccinations tailored to your destination.


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