INCREASE IN MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE
Meningitis can be caused by meningococcal disease, pneumococcal disease or Hib. In Ireland, MenB, MenC, PCV and Hib vaccines are offered to protect against meningitis.
The best way to prevent vaccine preventable diseases is by getting your vaccines on time every time. If your child is due vaccines make an appointment today and get them protected.
Not all strains of meningococcal disease can be prevented through vaccination so it is important to be aware of signs of meningitis Â and septicaemia and if you are concerned donâ€™t delay seek medical help immediately.
For more information about the
- Â vaccines provided in Ireland to prevent meningococcal disease visitÂ https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/pubinfo/pcischedule/vpds/
- Â signs and symptoms of Meningitis visitÂ https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/child-health/meningitis-and-septicaemia.html
If you would like to speak to someone aboutÂ general information about meningitis and meningococcal disease and what to look out for you can contact theÂ Meningitis Research Foundation by phoneÂ 1800 41 33 44 (Ireland) or emailÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. The helpline hours are Monday â€“ Friday 9am â€“ 5pm
We are pleased to offer immunisation for patients who fall outside the state funded schedule.
Cost: â‚¬295 Meningitis B x 2 jabs