Meningococcal C (MenC)

Changes to the MenC immunisations offered to your baby from 5 September 2016

From 5 September 2016*, the immunisation schedule for MenC is changing. The MenC vaccine which was previously given to babies at 3 months of age will no longer be offered as there are now very few cases in babies and young children. Your baby will now be given their first dose of MenC around their first birthday (with Hib).

You don’t need to do anything as the changes will automatically take place on 5 September.

Other immunisations offered to your child to help protect against Meningitis and Septicaemia

Your baby will be offered the MenB vaccine at 2 months, 4 months and 12 months

The MenACWY vaccine is offered to children at secondary school to help protect them as they grow up, and to help protect the wider community through stopping the spread.

Please be aware that Meningitis and Septicaemia (blood poisoning) can be caused by different infections. The vaccines offered to your baby do not protect against causes of meningitis and septicaemia so please be aware of the signs and symptoms.

*Please note that this change came into effect in other parts of the UK on 1 July 2016.

Last reviewed on 05 September 2016

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