Every SECOND counts. If you suspect meningitis, GET MEDICAL HELP IMMEDIATELY. Call or see your doctor / Call an ambulance / Get to a hospital.

Are There Vaccines Available?

Currently there are vaccines for Haemophilus Influenza type b (Hib) meningitis, and bacterial meningitis including meningococcal disease and pneumococcal disease. (Vaccines)

There are a number of vaccines available that will protect against some of the different types of meningitis, however, there is no one vaccine that can protect against all of the types of meningitis.

While available vaccines provide thorough protection, it is vital to develop a good understanding of the signs and symptoms of both meningitis and septicaemia, and what to do if you suspect infection of either. (Know the Symptoms)

Disclaimer - The Meningitis Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand is a 'not-for-profit' organisation based in New Zealand, not a professional medical authority. The text on this website provides general information about meningitis and septicaemia, not medical advice.  It is not intended for use in the diagnosis or treatment of these diseases. Please consult your doctor to discuss the information or if you are concerned someone may be ill.
 

Disclaimer - The Meningitis Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand promotes the prevention, control and awareness of meningitis. It is not a professional medical authority. The text on this website provides general information about meningitis and septicaemia, not medical advice. It is not intended for use in the diagnosis or treatment of these diseases. Please consult your doctor to discuss the information or if you are concerned someone may be ill.

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