Hib/Meningitis C vaccine overview

The Hib/MenC vaccine is given to 1-year-old babies to boost their protection against serious and potentially fatal infections that can cause meningitis and sepsis.

If your child comes into contact with these germs, the antibodies their body produces after vaccination will fight the infection. Rates of Hib and MenC infection in the UK are now at their lowest ever levels because of the vaccination.

The vaccine is offered at your GP surgery and given as a single injection in the arm or thigh.

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