The NHS provides this vaccine free to all infants born after 1st May 2015.
Any child born before 1st May 2015 is not eligible to receive this vaccine on the NHS.
Currently there is a global shortage of Meningitis B vaccine (Bexsero). As a consquence of this, GP Practices and Private Clinics are unable to source the vaccine for children whose parents wish to pay privately for this vaccination.
Once vaccine supply is reinstated (currently expected in the summer), parents who wish to have their children vaccinated privately will be able to so. The frequent question we get is whether your GP practice will be able to carry out this private vaccination on your children registered with the Practice. Please note the following: