MenC Vaccine

This section provides information on the Men C vaccine which protects against the meningococcal group C bacteria.

The MenC vaccine is usually offered to babies around their first birthday at the same time as they receive the Hib vaccine.

This vaccine protects against meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) caused by ´meningococcal group C´ bacteria. The MenC vaccine does not protect against meningitis caused by other bacteria or by viruses.

What to expect after immunisation: babies and young children

Important information for parents about what to expect after their child recieves an immunisation.

Updated 5 September 2016

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