Meningococcal disease is a rare, but potentially devastating infection. It is caused by the bacteria Neisseria Meningitidis of which there are 6 disease-causing strains called serogroups (A, B, C, W, Y and X).
Invasive disease is a rare but serious outcome usually presenting as septicaemia (blood poisoning) or meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain). Following several large outbreaks associated with the pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia all those travelling for the Hajj or Umrah are currently required to show proof of vaccination with a quadrivalent vaccine (protecting against the A, C, W and Y serogroups) in order to obtain a visa.
A single dose can be given to individuals aged 1 year and above.
£70 per dose
HOW IT WORKS
Around six to eight weeks before your trip, allow sufficient time to complete any necessary vaccination courses.
HAVE A FREE PERSONALISED RISK ASSESSMENT
Our expertly-trained pharmacist will guide you on the necessary vaccinations and antimalarials to consider.
GET ANY VACCINATIONS & ANTIMALARIALS YOU MAY NEED
You'll also be given additional personalised advice to help you stay healthy on your trip
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The vaccinations you need depend on your destination, planned activities, and current health status. To determine the appropriate vaccinations, consult our travel health pharmacist or book a travel health consultation online.
Ideally, you should schedule your vaccinations 4-6 weeks before departure. This allows time for vaccines to take effect and for any potential side effects to subside.
Travel vaccinations are generally safe and well-tolerated. However, like any medication, some individuals may experience side effects. Our travel health pharmacist can discuss potential side effects and precautions with you.
If you have a medical condition or are taking medications, inform our travel health pharmacist during your consultation. They can help determine the appropriateness of specific vaccines and provide personalized recommendations.
To schedule an appointment, you can book a Travel Health Consultation or book for the specific vaccine you require. Either book online or call our pharmacy, or stop by in person. Our staff will be happy to assist you in arranging a convenient time for your consultation and vaccinations.