Meningitis Vaccination

Meningitis Vaccination

Men has been the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in the UK. Vaccines are the only way to prevent meningitis. Thanks to meningitis vaccines, thousands of children live today who would otherwise have died or been left seriously disabled from this deadly disease.

Meningitis Vaccination Service in Hillingdon
Meningitis is an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. It is most commonly seen in babies, young children, teenagers, and young adults. The disease can cause life-threatening blood poisoning and culminate in permanent damage to the brain or nerves. If your child is in need of a vaccination, please visit our Meningitis Vaccination Service Centre, at our Hillingdon branch.

Symptoms
Initial symptoms might include: splitting headache, fever, cold and chills, muscle and joint pain, stiffness of the neck, vomiting, sensitivity to bright light, sleepiness, confusion, and seizures. In severe cases, babies refusing feeds, unusual crying, irritability, lethargy, insensitivity or irregular movements or becoming stiff or floppy and heavy breathing. Also in extreme cases, blood poisoning caused by Meningitis can cause a red rash that does not tail off when pressure applied.

Prevention
If your child hasn’t received the meningitis vaccine for some reason and you are a Hillingdon resident, we encourage you to visit Lawton Pharmacy’s Meningitis Vaccination Clinic without further delay.It is always preferable to take measures to prevent the disease than to treat it.

If you are planning a visit to Hajj and Umrah pilgrims, it is likely that we may recommend a single dose of Menveo to vaccinate against Megingitis ACWY through our Hillingdon based meningitis vaccination service.

All travelers who are vaccinated against Meningitis ACWY will receive a certificate which they must show on arrival at Saudi Arabia.