Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine - Bexsero

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Giovanna
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Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine - Bexsero

Postby Giovanna » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:20 pm

Hi,

After reading the Daily Mail too often, I am now terrified of this disease and want to get my daughter the Bexsero vaccine but my private paediatrician is charging close to 500 pounds (due largely to consultation fees). I was wondering if anyone has found better price.

Thanks

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Postby Stripyshirt » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:43 pm

My daughter is booked in to have her first dose this week at Wimbledon Park Travel Clinic. It's £110 per dose there and she will need 2 doses. Shame we didn't get round to it last year as I know it was £75 per dose when my friend had her kids done!

https://www.wimbledonparktravelclinic.co.uk/home.html

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Postby Giovanna » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:47 pm

Thank you Stripyshirt, I will book her in. Can't believe it has gone up so much though! Oh well...

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Postby Angora » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:38 am

i have also used Wimbeldon Park Clinic - good luck

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Postby Lululala » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:44 pm

MyHealthcare Clinic in Battersea Reach, Wandsworth (underground parking, SW181TW) is a private GP practice which has been providing Bexsero vaccination since it was introduced. You usually need two doses (more if child under 6 months). It is not known whether a booster dose will be required down the line for Longterm immunity but it's well worth getting done to protect your child in the meantime. I think it may well still be the cheaper price there too.

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Postby localpharmacy » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:12 pm

East Hill Pharmacy at 53 East Hill SW18 2QE can also provide the vaccine for similar prices as mentioned by others above(not £500). We can also provide other Travel Vaccines and Flu Vaccines. We can guarantee that we will always be competitive on prices. So it's a good idea to check with us before you book somewhere else. You can phone us on 0208 874 1636 and speak with a Pharmacist or email us at pharmacyeasthill@gmail.com
We also publish useful information on different health issues on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/East-Hil ... page_panel .

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Postby wilkinem » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:57 pm

I wish I had read this last week. The private clinic on Bellevue Road charged me £325 per child for the first dose last week and I now feel exploited knowing how little it cost them!

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Postby Endrick » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:54 pm

Ouch! That is a huge increase- I paid £150 per dose at the Bellevue Road clinic in the summer. When I made the second appointment, the price had gone up to £175 think, so I went to MyHealthcare at Battersea Reach who charged £120 and were absolutely lovely. As far as I'm aware, it's still £120 per injection there (it was in February) so might be worth moving clinic for the second dose.

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Postby Emma » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:21 am

I have written a helpful article about Meningitis and why the Meningitis B vaccine is so important.

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Sadly a lot of private practices are cashing in on the fact that it has taken the Government so long to agree a price. The official cost of the vaccine is 75 per dose, but people are being hugely overcharged. There is now agreement and the vaccine will be available on the NHS by the end of the year, but that is still months a way.

The following article explains about the signs and symptoms of meningitis, what to look out for and what to do.

Meningitis

Useful Links: Meningitis Research Foundation http://www.meningitis.org/ and to Meningitis Trust http://www.meningitis-trust.org/?gclid= ... tAodunsAkA

Meningitis is swelling of the Meninges; the protective membranes of the brain and spinal cord, the inflammation usually results from an infection.

A meningitis vaccine is currently part of the routine immunisations but it doesn’t cover all available strains.

Men B vaccine – why it is so important:

Meningococcal Group B is the most common cause of Meningitis and we are still waiting for the vaccine to be routinely available on the NHS.

Meningitis B is currently responsible for the following:

1761 cases of MenB in UK per year
10% of survivors will have a major disability including amputations, brain damage and hearing loss
33% of survivors will have minor deficits including psychological disorders & reduced IQ
Meningitis and Septicaemia can happen to anyone of any age, but babies and toddlers account for 50% of cases and adolescents too, are often particularly at risk.

Meningitis is usually bacterial or viral, and occasionally is due to fungal infections, although almost any microbe can cause it.

Viral meningitis can be very unpleasant but is rarely life threatening and most people make a full recovery.

Bacterial meningitis is more serious and can be caused by a range of different bacteria.

Meningitis and Septicaemia (Sepsis) can be hard to recognise at first as early symptoms are similar to flu and other common illnesses.

Key signs of meningitis to look out for in babies and children:

Please read more at: http://www.firstaidforlife.org.uk/men-b-vaccine-important/


Emma Hammett
First Aid for Life
http://www.firstaidforlife.org.uk
Tel:02086754036
emma@firstaidforlife.org.uk

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Postby Henriettab » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:35 pm

Baby Jabs on Harley Street is cheaper
They have many clinics too http://www.babyjabs.co.uk


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