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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07406: Anas Sarwar (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 22 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government in what circumstances a proactive vaccination for meningitis B would happen under the NHS if the individual concerned is outwith the routine childhood programme.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 7 March 2017

The Men B vaccine is offered to infants alongside other routine childhood immunisations at 2, 4 and 12 months of age.

Outwith the routine programme the Men B vaccine may be offered in certain circumstances when managing meningococcal outbreaks or on clinical grounds for individuals with asplenia, splenic dysfunction or complement disorders due to increased risk of infection and disease. Further information can be found in chapter 22 of the Green Book, Immunisation against Infectious Disease, which is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/541186/2905559_Green_Book_Chapter_22.pdf