Meningitis B Vaccine Now Available

8th July 2016
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Despite a shortage in the availability of the vaccine, Glasgow Medical Rooms now has a batch of the Meningitis B vaccine. We are able to start administering this immediately to patients.

Due to unexpected global demand, there has been a shortage in the stock of the vaccine for much of this year. Glaxo Smith Kline issued a statement at the meningitis B vaccineend of last year warning of supply constraints for the vaccine and asking practices not to start the primary immunisation series in any new patients until stock levels increased. Their statement also suggested this was to remain the case until June 2016, by which point they would have further information.

As a result, GP practices have been unable to administer any new vaccine courses, which could possibly create a backlog when the vaccine does become routinely available again. However, a Glasgow Medical Rooms we have received a supply of Bexsero, and so are able to start vaccinating patients immediately.

Book your Meningitis B vaccine now

If you are looking to book a course of the Meningitis B vaccine for yourself or your child, please contact the practice on 07817491645 or email info@glasgowmedicalrooms.com now. We offer appointments at short notice, with the possibility of same-day appointments on request.

At present, many NHS GPs are still waiting on stock of the vaccine, with a waiting list in place for those who wish to be vaccinated. For peace of mind, come to Glasgow Medical Rooms to start your course as soon as possible.

How it works

Bexsero, the Meningitis B vaccine, is a non-live vaccine which is safe to give from the age of 2 months. Depending on the age of vaccination, your child may need 2 or 3 vaccines in their primary course, with a possible booster administered at a later date. For adults, only 2 doses of the vaccine are required.

Meningitis B symptoms

Meningitis B symptoms can sometimes be difficult to gauge in infants and babies. Common symptoms in children and adults include a high fever, vomiting, dislike of bright lights and a possible altered mental state. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, please seek medical treatment.

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