This is part of the ‘Health Academy Short Course’ series and provides clinicians with specific information related to the Bexsero vaccine.
This course is suitable for all Registered Healthcare Professionals, including Nurses, Pharmacists and GPs that administer this vaccine in practice.
The course will cover key details of the vaccine and the diseases that it protects against.
Bexsero is a Meningococcal group B Vaccine.
Bexsero contains four different components from the surface of the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis
Bexsero is given to individuals from 2 months of age and older to help protect against disease caused
by the Neisseria meningitidis group B bacteria. These bacteria can cause serious, and sometimes
life-threatening, infections such as meningitis (inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal
cord) and sepsis (blood poisoning).
The vaccine works by specifically stimulating the body’s natural defense system of the vaccinated
person. This results in protection against the disease.