The cost of the Vaccine is £60.00
The Vaccine is administered in 1 dose.
Key vaccine facts. This vaccine gives protection against four types of meningococcal disease caused by groups A, C, W and Y (MenA, MenC, MenW and MenY).
Meningococcal disease is a major cause of meningitis and septicaemia.
This one dose vaccine - Meningococcal ACWY conjugate should be given at least 10 days before planned travel. For visa purposes, KSA consider the 'proof of vaccination' for the conjugate Men ACWY vaccine to be valid for 5 years.
Meningococcal meningitis is spread through sneezing, coughing or direct contact with respiratory secretions. It is an acute disease that can cause serious systemic infection.
Although respiratory infections are often difficult to prevent – hygiene when coughing and sneezing can help and we recommended avoiding overcrowded areas to reduce your exposure risk where this disease is prevalent.
You should consider having the Meningitis ACWY vaccine if you are travelling to a country where meningococcal meningitis is present.
Symptoms of meningitis usually include one or more of the following;
Sudden onset of fever
Photophobia (intolerance of light)
Petechial rash (blood spots under the skin)
If one or more of the symptoms above occur, medical attention must be sought immediately.
The disease is transmitted by sneezing, coughing or direct contact with respiratory secretions. The bacteria are found in the nasal passages of healthy individuals.