What is the vaccine and how does it work?
This is given as a single injection in the upper arm and protects against four strains of meningococcal bacteria A, C, W and Y, which cause meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia).
Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio
This is given as a single injection in the upper arm at the same time at the meningitis immunisation. This will build up and maintain your own body’s immunity against these infections and protect you against the disease.
In total you need to have 5 doses of Diphtheria, tetanus and polio vaccination throughout your childhood. The first 3 doses are given as a baby, the 4th doses pre-school and this is the final booster which will strengthen the doses already given/
School Age Immunisations Team
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Information leaflets can be found below.