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Meningitis jab - has my DS had it?

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Ilovenannyplum Thu 18-Feb-16 20:52:23

Sorry if this has been done already but what immunisation exactly is it that people are queuing round the block to get their DC?

DS was born Aug 14, and I --maybe naively t--hought that he had been vaccinated against meningitis with the 4 lots of jabs he's already had....

Someone please educate me blush

DearTeddyRobinson Thu 18-Feb-16 20:54:54

Can you check his red book? If he has had it there will be a record (the meningitis B jab, which is in the news at the moment, is called Bexsero).
Or give your GP a cal and see what they have on record

Flossieflower01 Thu 18-Feb-16 20:55:43

Do you not pay attention to the vaccines that your children receive?!

Wondermoomin Thu 18-Feb-16 20:57:59

No I don't think he will have had it being born Aug 14, he would have been too old to meet the cut-off for the NHS. The only way you can be sure is to check the red book. Men C should be there, but the new vaccine is for Men B.

Ilovenannyplum Thu 18-Feb-16 20:58:03

Thanks Flossie. Helpful input.

He's only had the Men C (at 12 weeks, 16 weeks and 12 months)
I didn't even think to check the book, thank you

FatimaLovesBread Thu 18-Feb-16 20:58:26

He will have had the meningitis c jab. The meningitis B one was introduced in Sept 2015 for children born June 15 onwards

Peppapogstillonaloop Thu 18-Feb-16 20:59:25

Yep he won't have had the one everyone is on about, it was rolled out for babies under 4 months at sept 2015..

Petradreaming Thu 18-Feb-16 21:00:15

Hi, I think he will not have had it. My grandson was born Aug 15 and has it but I know of babies born May 2015 who haven't, you can get it done privately though. Worth every penny .

Ilovenannyplum Thu 18-Feb-16 21:14:10

Thanks everyone, I'll look into him getting it done privately

Wondermoomin Thu 18-Feb-16 21:36:36

There's a national shortage of the vaccine for private patients sad

If you want it done, and you find somewhere that is offering it, grab the chance!

Florentina27 Fri 19-Feb-16 06:58:01

A friend's of mine baby was born Aug 22 and she's had both men B done. I'd worth checking with GP before going private. I signed for bcg vaccination for my baby and they said she'll have it done in 2 weeks. She had it done at 3.5 mths and I had to call hospital to remind them lol.

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