Meningitis B vaccine not available at Duchy Hospital
Monday 22 February 2016
Following the recent media coverage about meningitis B we have had a great number of enquiries regarding the meningitis B vaccine. Unfortunately we are unable to offer this vaccine at Duchy Hospital as we do not have the required CQC registration.
However, we contacted NHS England and the Meningitis Research Foundation to find out the location of the nearest private clinic offering this vaccine.
The Meningitis Research Foundation gave the following options:
Travelhealth Consultancy in Exeter is the closest to us, their number is 01392 430590. They have a waiting list people can join – just email firstname.lastname@example.org with name and contact details.
The Meningitis Research Foundation also suggested CityDoc who operate a number of clinics nationally. Their website is www.citydoc.org.uk
The website of Meningitis Research Foundation has a lot of useful information so it would be worth taking a look www.meningitis.org
The Meningitis Research Foundation told us that stocks of the vaccine are currently running low and are currently limited to children who have already begun a course of treatment but that it would be worth registering with a private clinic, so that when new stocks become available in June / July, your child is on the list to receive one.