Get the Meningitis ACWY Vaccine in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Off to university or starting high school? Get the Meningitis ACWY Vaccine in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. A single injection administers the Meningitis ACWY vaccine into the upper arm. The vaccine protects against four strains of the meningococcal bacteria, including A, C, W and Y. These strains cause meningitis and blood poisoning (Septicaemia). The Meningitis ACWY vaccine is referred to as Nimenrix.
How dangerous is the meningococcal disease?
Meningococcal disease can bring about meningitis and Septicaemia (blood poisoning). Meningitis and Septicaemia can cause sepsis, a deadly response to infection.
Even though Meningococcal disease is rare, it’s very serious. It needs urgent hospital treatment. The disease can lead to life-changing disabilities, like brain damage, amputations, and hearing loss.
The Meningitis ACWY vaccine was initially recommended only for anyone at high risk of contracting meningococcal disease. These include Hajj pilgrims, those who have had their spleen cut off or have a spleen that doesn’t work as expected, and those travelling to regions with high cases of meningococcal disease, including areas of Africa and Latin America.
How effective is the Meningitis ACWY?
The Meningitis ACWY vaccine is highly effective against the four various strains of meningococcal, which are serious infections.
The vaccine comprises only the sugar coating found on the four types of meningococcal bacteria’s surface. It triggers the body’s immune system to generate antibodies against the sugar coatings without necessarily causing disease.
Who shouldn’t have the Meningitis ACWY vaccine?
The vaccine is not recommended to anyone who is allergic to the vaccine or its ingredients.
It’s vital to check with your health officer or nurse prior to having the Meningitis ACWY if you:
- – bruise easily or have a bleeding problem, like haemophilia
- – have a high temperature
- – are pregnant or breastfeeding
Contact us today to find out more about our Meningitis ACWY vaccine in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
Download and fill out a travel vaccine consultation form: PATIENT CONSULTATION FORM. You will need to bring this to your appointment.