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Meningitis Vaccine (Meningococcal Vaccine)

Medcare offers an extensive range of top-tier Meningitis vaccinations, utilizing the most recent developments in medical technology. Access these vaccines among many others at our Paediatrics Departments within Medcare Health Facilities, and meet our team of highly qualified paediatricians. At Medcare, we are committed to providing you with all the information you need to ensure that you and your little ones get comprehensive healthcare.

What is Meningitis?

Meningitis refers to the inflammation of the meninges which are membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The condition can be caused by infections such, as bacteria, viruses, fungi, or other microbes. Meningitis frequently manifests as fever, headache, and stiff neck. In extreme situations, people may feel queasy, throw up, become light-sensitive, and get confused. Meningitis is a medical emergency that has to be treated right away.

Meningococcal Vaccine for Child's Immunizations

The meningitis virus is a major cause of bacterial meningitis in children, and meningococcal vaccination is essential in preventing this illness. There are several serogroups or types of this bacteria, including A, B, C, W, X, and Y, and they are all linked to varying disease strains. Meningococcal infections are prevented by vaccination, which incites the immune system to mount an offensive against these particular serogroups.

Meningococcal vaccination should be given to children as part of their regular immunization schedule. For best protection, the vaccination is usually given in a series of doses. Depending on the child's age and the vaccination composition, the schedule may change. Immunizations give long-term protection against meningococcal illness and aid in its containment in communities.

Our comprehensive range of vaccines is carefully curated to safeguard your family's health. From essential childhood immunizations to specialized vaccines for all ages, we offer a diverse line-up designed to protect against various diseases. Take charge of your family's well-being by exploring our vaccine offerings and scheduling appointments with our dedicated healthcare professionals.

To make healthcare accessible and convenient, we provide transparent pricing for each vaccine, ensuring you have the information you need to make informed decisions for your loved ones:

  • Bexsero - AED 432
  • Menveo - AED 285
  • Menactra - AED 328
  • Nimenrix - AED 220

*Vaccination fees are excluded from the listed prices.

Medcare continues to demonstrate its commitment to community well-being and its priority for preventative healthcare by providing the Men B vaccination at Medcare Women & Children Hospital and Medcare Medical Centres.

Meningitis B Vaccine

Neisseria Meningitis serogroup B is the particular target of the Men B vaccine. The purpose of this vaccination is to boost immunity to the bacterium's serogroup B strain, enabling defense against it. Additional meningococcal vaccines have been created to defend against several strains of Neisseria Meningitis, including those that target serogroups A, C, W, X, and Y.

When Are Meningococcal Vaccines Given?

Children and teenagers are usually vaccinated against meningococcal disease. To preserve immunity, booster doses are typically given at later ages after the initial round of immunizations is completed in infancy. Parents must speak with their healthcare professional to ensure their children have the necessary vaccines at the prescribed times as the precise schedule may differ depending on the region.

What Happens After the Immunization?

Those who get the meningococcal vaccination may naturally encounter moderate side effects. These may include agitation, a low temperature, and redness or swelling at the injection site. Most of the time, these side effects pass quickly and go away on their own. Although they are uncommon, severe allergic responses might result in serious adverse consequences. If one is concerned about experiencing odd or severe responses following immunization, it is imperative to seek medical treatment.

What Are the Types of Meningitis? 

Understanding the different types of meningitis is crucial for identifying appropriate prevention strategies, including vaccination. The different types of meningitis include the following:

-     Bacterial Meningitis: As its name signifies, bacterial meningitis is caused by a certain type of bacteria. Bacterial meningitis requires immediate medical attention as it can be deadly.

-     Viral Meningitis: Although viral meningitis is dangerous, it frequently progresses less quickly than bacterial meningitis. When viral meningitis strikes someone with a healthy immune system, they typically recover on their own. Certain viral meningitis types can be prevented with vaccinations.

-     Fungal Meningitis: Although fungal meningitis is uncommon, it can occur when an individual breathes in fungus spores from their surroundings. Individuals who suffer from specific medical diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, or HIV, are more susceptible to fungal meningitis.

-     Parasitic Meningitis: In addition to affecting the brain and nerve system in different ways, a variety of parasites can cause meningitis. In general, bacterial and viral meningitis are far more prevalent than parasitic meningitis.

-     Amebic Meningitis: Naegleria fowleri is the causative agent of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM), an uncommon and fatal brain infection. Warm water and soil are home to the free-living microscopic ameba Naegleria fowleri.

 Meningitis (Meningococcal) Vaccine in Dubai & Sharjah

Medcare has strategically located hospitals in Dubai and Sharjah, making it convenient for residents in these areas to access comprehensive vaccination services. The accessibility of these locations facilitates timely and efficient immunization for individuals of all ages.

Medcare hospitals adhere to rigorous international standards and guidelines for vaccine administration, ensuring that the meningococcal vaccine is administered safely and effectively, following established protocols for immunization. Moreover, Medcare boasts a team of experienced and skilled healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, and support staff. These professionals are well-versed in immunization practices and can provide expert guidance on the meningococcal vaccine, addressing any concerns or questions that individuals may have.

With its state-of-the-art facilities, well-equipped clinics, and vaccination centres Medcare prioritizes the safety and well-being of its patients. The hospitals follow strict protocols for vaccine storage, handling, and administration to maintain the potency and effectiveness of the meningococcal vaccine. This commitment to quality ensures that individuals receive the highest standard of care.

Medcare continues to demonstrate its commitment to community well-being and its priority for preventative healthcare by providing the Men B vaccination at Medcare Women & Children Hospital and Medcare Medical Centres. This proactive approach ensures that individuals and families have easy access to essential vaccinations, contributing to a healthier and safer environment for everyone.

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  • What are the possible side effects of the meningitis vaccine?

    As with any vaccine, the meningococcal vaccination may have modest adverse effects, such as injection site soreness, swelling, or redness. There may also be a headache, tiredness, and fever. Although they are uncommon, severe allergic responses might have serious adverse consequences.

  • Is the meningitis vaccine safe?

    Yes, it is thought that the meningococcal vaccination is both safe and effective. During development, it is put through a thorough testing process to make sure it is safe and effective. The advantages of immunization in avoiding meningococcal illness exceed the risks, and serious side effects are quite rare.

  • At what age is the meningitis vaccine given?

    Several doses of the meningococcal vaccination are normally given during childhood and adolescence, starting in infancy. To choose the ideal time for their kid to receive the vaccination, parents should speak with their healthcare practitioner since the timetable may differ.

  • How long does the meningitis vaccine last for?

    The meningococcal vaccine's period of protection differs based on the particular formulation. Certain vaccinations could provide immunity for several years, while others need booster shots. To guarantee continued protection, adherence to the advised immunization schedule is crucial.

  • Can adults get meningitis?

    While meningitis is often associated with children and adolescents, adults can also contract the disease. Certain populations, such as college students living in close quarters, military recruits, and individuals with certain medical conditions, may be at an increased risk. Vaccination is recommended for these high-risk groups to prevent meningococcal infections.

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