A vaccine is now available to protect adults and children against most strains of Meningitis B. This bacteria is the commonest cause of Meningitis and Septicaemia in Ireland with an average of 80 new cases per year. The vaccine can be given from 2 months of age onwards and like most other vaccines requires 2 or 3 administrations in order to be effective. There are some side effects and it costs around €110 per dose. If you like to find out more please discuss with either our practice nurse or GPs.