The Meningitis ACWY vaccines offers protection against 4 types of bacteria that can cause meningitis: meningococcal groups A, C, W and Y.Meningococcal disease can cause meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) and infections of the blood. Even when it is treated, meningococcal disease kills 10 to 15 infected people out of 100. And of those who survive, about 10 to 20 out of every 100 will suffer disabilities such as hearing loss, brain damage, kidney damage, loss of limbs, nervous system problems, or severe scars from skin grafts.

Meningitis ACWY vaccine is recommended in children (from 2 years of age), adolescents, and adults to prevent invasive meningococcal disease. The use of this vaccine should be in accordance with official recommendations. It is given by a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. It is important to receive all the doses of the vaccine to be effective.

Meningitis ACWY

Common side effects of Mencevax Acwy are Injection site reaction, Nausea, Headache, Sleepiness, Irritation and Muscle pain. The meningitis vaccine for adults is usually a single dose that is injected either into a muscle or under the skin. Side effects of a meningitis vaccination are minor such as mild pain or soreness at the injection site and slight fever. It is very rare for a meningitis vaccine to cause a severe allergic reaction. Vaccines that protect against meningitis are generally quite effective; they can greatly reduce or eliminate the chance of getting the disease.  If you have any concerns regarding the meningitis vaccine, consult one of our expert doctors. There is limited information on the risks of this vaccine for pregnant or breastfeeding people, but no safety concerns have been identified. A pregnant or breastfeeding person should be vaccinated if indicated.

People with minor illnesses, such as a cold, may be vaccinated. People who are moderately or severely ill should usually wait until they recover before getting meningococcal ACWY vaccine. Ask for more information to member of our team on vaccination program.