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The NHS is restricting access to meningitis and flu vaccination

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The NHS is restricting access to meningitis and flu vaccination to specific age ranges of children purely on grounds of cost.
Where is it possible privately to get a flu vaccination for a child born on 01.07.2014
Where is it possible to get meningitis vaccination for the same child and another born 12.09.2010?
We live on the Isle of Wight.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David
the flu vaccine may be available from pharmacies or in supermarkets. It is provided on a private patient basis and you have to pay. The vaccine can costs up to £20.
do you have a Boots or other pharmacy or drug store close to you?
http://www.meningitis.org/news-media/bexsero
you might have to find a private pediatrician close to you to get the meningitis vaccine privately.
https://www.meningitisnow.org/how-we-help/campaigns/beat-it-now/faqs-on-meningitis-b-vaccine/
let me know if you have questions.