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Meningitis C Vaccination in Birmingham

At Private Medical Clinic, your health is our top priority. We understand the importance of safeguarding yourself and your loved ones against potentially life-threatening diseases like Meningitis Group C. We are committed to providing you with comprehensive information about the Meningitis Group C vaccine and its importance.

What is Meningitis Group C?

Meningitis Group C is indeed a bacterial infection that can be transmitted through exchanges of respiratory fluids, such as kissing or sneezing. This infection has the potential to be fatal, especially for individuals with compromised immune systems.

Vaccination for infants and older individuals

For infants, protection against Meningitis Group C begins early. The vaccine is typically administered as a combined vaccine along with Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) in a single injection at the age of 1 year. This early vaccination provides a strong foundation of immunity to safeguard your child’s health.

As individuals grow older, the standalone Meningitis Group C vaccine becomes important. It is recommended for individuals aged 14 years and older to provide long-lasting protection. University students, in particular, may be offered this vaccine to ensure they are protected during their academic journey.

Travellers and Meningitis Group C Vaccine

Travellers planning trips to specific regions, such as those participating in the Hajj or Umrah pilgrimages in Saudi Arabia or visiting certain African countries, are advised to consider the Meningitis Group C vaccine. This precautionary measure helps protect individuals from potential exposure to this bacterial infection.

Book your Meningitis Group C vaccination using our streamlined booking process

At Private Medical Clinic, we understand the importance of proactive healthcare. Our private clinics in Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield provide a welcoming environment for discussing your vaccine options. Our team of experts is here to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the vaccination process.

Book your Meningitis Group C vaccine through our online calendar. Simply select a date and time that works for you, enter your details, and one of our experienced GPs will walk you through the necessary steps.

Flu vaccine


Chickenpox Vaccine (Two doses given 8 weeks apart)


Shingles Vaccine


Yellow Fever Vaccine (Includes Certificate)


Hepatitis A (Booster after 6-12 months)


Typhoid (Covers for 3 years)


Diphtheria, Tetanus & Polio (Covers for 10 years)


Malaria Tablets


Hepatitis B (Course of 3 vaccines – £195)


Rabies (Course of 3 vaccines – £195)


Japanese Encephalitis (Course of 2 vaccines – £250)


Meningitis ACWY (Covers for 3-5 years)


Cholera (Course of 2 vaccines)


Whooping cough vaccine (Pertussis) (Pertussis combined with D/T/P)


The Meningitis Group C vaccine, also known as the MenC vaccine, is used to protect against infection with Neisseria meningitis serogroup C bacteria, which can cause a type of bacterial meningitis and septicemia (blood infection). This vaccine is often given to children as part of their routine immunisation schedule. Like most vaccines, it can have side effects, but they are generally mild and temporary. Common side effects of the MenC vaccine can include:

  1. Pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site: This is a common and usually mild reaction.
  2. Fever: Some children may develop a mild fever after vaccination.
  3. Irritability: Infants and young children may be more irritable than usual for a short time after receiving the vaccine.

These side effects typically occur within a day or two of receiving the vaccine and usually resolve on their own within a few days.

Serious side effects from the MenC vaccine are extremely rare. However, as with any vaccine, there is a very small risk of an allergic reaction. Signs of a severe allergic reaction may include difficulty breathing, swelling of the face and throat, and a rapid heartbeat. If these symptoms occur after vaccination, it’s crucial to seek immediate medical attention.

Our Team

Dr Simon Khela

Consultant Private GP

Dr Simon Khela is an experienced private GP and the medical director of Private Medical Clinic. He has a special interest in lifestyle & functional medicine.

Dr Jayawardena

GP with Specialist Interest in Women’s and Sexual Health

Dr Jayawardena is an experienced private GP with specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Naima Khan

Senior Nurse

Naima has a wealth of experience and dedication to providing high-quality patient care with a compassionate approach to nursing.

Shamila Irfan


Shamila’s nursing approach is based on compassion and a sincere desire to improve the lives of others. She is motivated to care for patients’ needs.