Vaccinations

Men C vaccine - discontinued July 1 2016

From July 1 2016, the Men C vaccine for 12 week-old babies will be discontinued from the NHS childhood vaccination programme.

The success of the Men C vaccination programme means there are almost no cases of Men C disease in babies or young children on the UK any longer.

The dose of Men C vaccine that used to be offered to babies at 12 weeks of age has therefore been removed from the vaccination schedule.

All children will continue to be offered the Hib/Men C vaccine at one year of age, and the Men ACWY vaccine at 14 years of age to provide protection across all age groups.

This PHE leaflet has more information about the changes to the Men C vaccination programme (PDF, 280kb).


Page last reviewed: 27/06/2016

Next review due: 27/06/2019

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