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The inflammation of the meninges causes meningitis.

The meninges are the three outer membranes, which cover the brain and spinal cord. When the fluid surrounding the meninges becomes infected, meningitis occurs.

The most common causes of meningitis are bacterial and viral infections. Some bacterial and viral meningitis are contagious. They can be transmitted by sneezing, coughing or close contact.

Vaccination Meningitis

Is There A Vaccine Available For Meningitis?

Yes, there is a vaccine available to prevent several types of bacterial meningitis. Receiving themeningitis vaccine in Sydenham before travelling to the meningitis-prone region helps to avoid the potential infection. Viral meningitis is more common, and bacterial meningitis can be more critical if it’s not diagnosed and treated quickly.

Who Should Be Vaccinated Against Meningitis?

Meningitis can prove fatal if not detected in the early stages. Up to 10-20% of the total infected populations lose their lives due to meningitis.

The following groups are usually at risk and should get a meningitis vaccine in South London.This

  • Adolescents between ages 11 to 12 year old, with boosters at 16 years of age.
  • Babies and children from 2 months of age if they have a rare disorder,
    have damaged or no spleen.
  • Adults who have a rare disorder, not up to date with this vaccine
    and living in shared accommodation.
  • Anybody who will be travelling to or residing in
    countries where the disease is popular.

Call today or book your appointment online for Meningitis Vaccination in South East London and Sydenham