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Men B Immunisation Programme

Information for Parents

This information is taken from Public Health England publications and the GOV.UK website.

What is the national policy for Men B immunisation?

The Men B immunisation programme started on 1 September 2016 for babies aged 2 months, i.e. babies born on or after 1 July 2016There was a limited catch-up programme for babies born on or after 1 May 2016. The routine schedule is for immunisation to be given at 2 and 4 months with the primaries, with a booster at 12 months.

Delivery of the Men B immunisation programme is in line with national policy.

Can my child get vaccinated if they were born before 1 May 2015?

No the surgery are unable to vaccinate children born before the 1 May 2015.

Can I get my child vaccinated of they were born after 1 May 2016, if they have yet to been vaccinated?

Yes, all children born after 1 May 2016 remain eligible for Men B immunisation until the age of 2 years.

If my child was born before the 1 May 2016 and I still want them to be vaccinated what can I do?

If you wish to get your child vaccinated privately you should be aware that you will be liable for the full cost of the vaccine and any additional administration charges that the private provider may apply.


We do not hold any information about local private vaccination providers.

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