Meningitis B Vaccine Availability Update
The Meningitis B Vaccination has been available here at Private GP Services since April 2014 but we’ve now been asked by manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline not to start new courses of the meningitis B vaccine – called Bexsero – because of manufacturing shortages. All of our stock has been urgently re-routed the NHS programme and, subsequently, we are left temporarily unable to provide this vaccine to new patients. This is, of course, very disappointing for us and GlaxoSmithKline has said stocks are expected to return to normal levels by July.
Importantly, we do need to highlight to patients that there are, in actual fact, 5 different strains of Meningitis and there’s recently been a reported spike of occurrences of Meningitis W. We are strongly suggesting that receiving protection against W and three other strains, A, C, and Y is seriously considered. This vaccination – Menveo, is available here, with daily appointments available with our practice nurses who would be more than happy to talk this through in much more detail. The £60 vaccination is available to infants, children and adults alike. Please do call our team on 0116 270 0373 if you would like to discuss this important vaccination in more detail.