Meningitis B vaccine
The meningitis B vaccine is a vaccine that offers protection against meningococcal group B bacteria, which are a common cause of meningitis in young children in the UK.
The vaccine is recommended for babies aged 8 weeks, followed by a second dose at 16 weeks and a booster at 1 year.
Hib are a type of bacteria that can cause meningitis.
The vaccine is given on 3 separate occasions, when babies are 8, 12 and 16 weeks old.
The pneumococcal vaccine offers protection against serious infections caused by pneumococcal bacteria, including meningitis.
Babies born on or after 1 January 2020 have the pneumococcal vaccine as 2 separate injections at 12 weeks with a booster given at 1 year of age. Babies born before this date will continue to be offered 3 doses, at 8 and 16 weeks and a booster at 1 year.
Hib/Men C vaccine
The meningitis C vaccine offers protection against a type of bacteria called meningococcal group C bacteria, which can cause meningitis.
Babies are offered a combined Hib/Men C vaccine at 1 year of age.
Teenagers and first-time university students are also offered vaccination against meningococcal group C bacteria as part of the combined meningitis ACWY vaccine.
The vaccine is usually given to babies at 1 year of age. They'll then have a second dose when they're 3 years and 4 months old.
Meningitis ACWY vaccine
The meningitis ACWY vaccines offers protection against 4 types of bacteria that can cause meningitis: meningococcal groups A, C, W and Y.
Young teenagers, sixth formers and "fresher" students going to university for the first time are advised to have the vaccination.