Meningitis is the inflammation of the membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Some bacteria that cause meningitis can also cause septicaemia (blood poisoning). Many people in the UK get meningitis each year. Even when on right medication, around 10–15% of these people lose their lives. Of those who survive this infection, another 10–20% lose their arms or legs, have certain problems with the functioning of central nervous system. They either become deaf or suffer strokes and seizures.
Anyone can get meningitis, but it is highly common in infants less than one year of age and people 16–21 years. Children with specific medical conditions, like lack of a spleen, have an enhanced risk of getting meningococcal disease.
Who needs meningitis vaccine?
Meningococcal infections can be treated with drugs like penicillin. Still, most people who get infected unfortunately do not survive and many others are adversely affected for life. This is why we help prevent this disease through the use of the meningitis vaccine in Streatham. Touchwood pharmacy offers the meningitis vaccine in South London at affordable rates. We care for your health and well-being by providing the best care you deserve.
240 Streatham high Road Streatham London, SW16 1BB
Tel: 0208 6773145
Monday - Friday 09:00 to 19:00
Saturday 09:00 to 18:00