Meningococcal group B bacteria is a serious cause of life-threatening infections, including meningitis and blood poisoning, worldwide and the leading infectious killer of babies and young children in the UK.
There are 12 known groups of meningococcal bacteria, and group B (Men B) is responsible for about 90% of meningococcal infections in the UK.
Meningococcal infections tend to come in bursts. In the past 20 years, between 500 and 1,700 people every year, mainly babies and young children, have suffered from Men B disease, with around 1 in 10 dying from the infection.
Licensed from 2 months of age.
Inactivated vaccine - Meningococcal capsular group B.
From 2 months of age 3 doses required as per the national schedule.
When the first dose is given from 2 years of age , 2 doses are required.
Registered in England & Wales. Company Number: 9474519. Registered Office: 45 South Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 2JX.