Where To Get Meningitis Vaccine in Essex

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Following the recent news reports of children becoming extremely unwell after contracting meningitis, there has been an increase in demand for meningitis vaccines for children. Babies are vaccinated, but young children are not, and this has resulted in some horrific cases.

Much of the interest is being driven by Jenny Turnball’s campaign on Facebook, which shows a young girl called Faye in intensive care, suffering from meningitis. Jenny Turnball is campaigning for free meningitis vaccinations for all children.

Whatever the government decides, it will take time to roll out vaccinations to all, so in the meantime, here are some private surgeries in Essex that are offering vaccinations. Please note that this information was gathered by Google search on 18th February, 2016, and all details and prices may have changed by the time you read this.

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Appletree Pharmacy – Chelmsford

Children need two or three doses depending on age, and each dose is £110. Call to make an appointment before visiting.

Essex Private Doctors – Shenfield

On 18/02/16 their website states that they are not currently providing new courses of meningitis vaccination – presumably due to high demand at the moment.

Armada Travel Clinic – Chafford Hundred

A travel clinic might be a better choice right now as fewer people will think to go there – current price is £140 for one dose of the Meningitis B (Bexsero) vaccine.

The Holly Private Hospital – Buckhurst Hill

They have announced on the website: “We are currently experiencing a very high number of calls for the meningitis vaccine.
Unfortunately due to limited stock of the medication we cannot accept any more requests for this treatment at this time.”

Springfield Hospital – Chelmsford

Vaccinations are offered by the private GPs, and although meningitis is not mentioned on the website, it is worth calling if other surgeries have run out of stock.

A government petition to Give the Meningitis B vaccine to ALL children, not just newborn babies has already gathered over half a million signatures.

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