What is Meningococcal?

Meningococcal disease is caused by a systemic infection by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis. Meningococcal disease can cause both meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning). Septicaemia and meningitis can trigger sepsis, which is a life-threatening response to infection.

It can be spread through close contact with someone who is carrying the bacteria, such as through coughing, sneezing, kissing, or sharing eating and drinking utensils. Mass gatherings, such as religious pilgrimages, can increase the risk of transmission of the disease



Meningitis can occur in any country but there are some areas, such as central Africa, where the risk is particularly high (see map)

The symptoms can include:

Most people who get polio do not have symptoms.
Some people get mild, flu-like symptoms, such as:

  • A headache
  • Flu like symptoms
  • Vomiting
  • A stiff neck
  • A rash may also appear that can develop into a purple, bruise-like rash that does not fade under pressure 
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • A high temperature
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Drowsiness or difficulty waking up
To minimise your risk
  • Avoid close personal contact (such as kissing), or living in dormitories or other shared environments with people who have symptoms of meningitis
  • Avoid sharing personal items such as eating and drinking utensils
  • Get Vaccinated especially if going on Hajj or Umrah
  • Get Vaccinated
Ages (Years)2+
Doses Required1
Schedulesingle dose
Boost required atevery 5 years esp for Haj, Umrah

Vaccination Price

Men ACWY Vaccine £55 per vaccine including certificate.

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