A NEW vaccine against Meningitis B is being introduced in Gibraltar.

The ‘Men B vaccine’ is now part of the routine childhood vaccination programme.

Babies will be offered the vaccine first at the age of 2 months, followed by a second dose at four months and a booster at 12 months.

The Gibraltar Health Authority has successfully introduced several vaccines in the past two decades, which have reduced the occurrence of serious diseases including meningitis.

Meningococcus B – the bacteria which leads to meningitis and septicaemia – is the leading infectious killer of babies and young children.

Contact the Child Welfare and Immunisation clinic in the Primary Care Centre for more information.

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