Meningitis B vaccine now available!

on Monday, 14 April 2014. Posted in blog









In February this year, many of us in the medical community were expressing concerns regarding the availability of the Meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero. NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence), the Government agency that advises on the availability of medicine within the NHS had made recommendations that would see Bexsero not being made available on the NHS owing to cost considerations. This was difficult to understand given that the product is licensed for use and that Meningitis B is can be a very serious condition for young children.

We’re delighted therefore that NICE appears to have reconsidered their position in relation to Meningitis B and now it seems will be supporting the Bexsero vaccine as a cost effective way for the NHS to protect all children. Naturally, this will be subject to negotiations on price with the manufacturer. The decision came as a result of further discussion called for and drawing on advice from experts within this field.

Meningitis B Vaccination - Unavailable at present

on Monday, 23 March 2015. Posted in blog

Meningitis B Vaccination - Unavailable at present














There is currently a global shortage of Meningitis Vaccine. We regret that at present we are unable to initiate new courses of men b vaccine.

If you would like to register on our waiting list for vaccination when supply becomes available please complete the form below.


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A year has passed since experts recommended that the government make the Meningitis B vaccine available to all children from 2 months old. In this time the government have failed to agree a price with manufacturer GSK. 

“One year on, we appeal that a decision is made imminently,” Dr Ian Maconichie, of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health doctor, told the BBC.

Each year in the UK there are around 1,870 cases of meningitis B, but improved care – and early detection – means that most children can now make a full recovery.

However Meningitis B is still fatal in one out of 10 cases, and roughly one in four people affected by the virus are left with long-term difficulties – such as deafness, amputation, epilepsy and learning difficulties.

At Southdowns clinic in Emsworth we offer the vaccine to everyone from 2 months old.

To book a Meningitis B vaccination please call us on 01243 388 712

Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed

on Sunday, 29 March 2015. Posted in blog

Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed

An agreement with GlaxoSmithKline has been reached, so the Meningitis B vaccine should be available to babies of two months soon. The delay in the vaccine becoming available was due to the difficulty in the government being abel to agree a price with GSK.

At southdowns we offer the Meneingitis B vaccine just give us a call on:

033 022 02000 or 01243 766447 or use our online booking system.

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