Babies are offered the vaccine to help to protect them from Meningococcal Group B disease.
The Meningococcal Group B bacteria can cause severe illnesses for children, it is one of the leading causes of meningitis and septicaemia being 90% responsible for infections in young children.
During clinical trials the most common adverse reaction was a high temperature (occurring when the vaccine was given alongside other routine childhood vaccines). It is common to find that your baby(ies) may feel a little bit sore following any injection.
Your health care provider will be able to advise you regarding what you can do to help your baby(ies) if they experience a fever.
You can find more information via Public Health England.
Vaccinations are often an emotive topic – especially on social media. The Public Health website and information from your health care provider should help you to make an informed decision for your baby(ies).
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