Meningococcal infection (meningococcus) is a very rapid infectious disease. Its most severe clinical forms, sepsis (blood infection) and pyogenic meningitis (inflammation of meninges enveloping the brain and spinal cord), can sometimes lead to death.

How do you protect yourself? Meningococcal infection is airborne, thus, if you are in the risk group (read below), we advise you to strictly follow the necessary hygiene practicesand get vaccinated against meningococcal infection.

Frequently asked questions

Meningococcus may often feel like flu or a cold, therefore, if you notice some or all symptoms listed below, we advise you not to take them lightly and to contact a health facility as soon as possible (especially if the symptoms appear suddenly).

Symptoms of meningococcal infection:

  • fever;

  • headache;

  • vomiting;

  • chills;

  • stiff neck;

  • acutejoint pain;

  • sensitivity to light and sound;

  • skin rash (advanced stage).

Meningococcal infection is air-borne, hence, contracted through the respiratory tract. The incubation period lasts about 4 days on average, then the infection rapidly develops. This disease is dangerous for all age groups, but it most commonly affects children under the age of 5 and adults who experience a lot of stress and have weakened immunity.

The most important thing, in order to avoid meningococcus or meningitis, is to spend as little time with an infected person as possible. If you have failed to avoid the hotbed of an infection, contact your family practitioner for antimicrobial prophylaxis. It is also recommended to:

  • wash your hands regularly;

  • air and clean indoors regularly;

  • get vaccinated against meningococcal infection.

  • infants and teenagers;

  • travellers who go on pilgrimages or travel to countries where meningococcal infection spreads in outbreaks or vaccination is obligatory (Ireland, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, the UK, Greece, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Canada, Cyprus, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Germany).

  • servicemen.

Vaccination is not recommended or is allowed only with the doctor’s permission, if:

  • you have an acute disease with fever. If the infection is mild, e.g. a cold, vaccination does not have to be delayed;
  • you or your child has trombocytopenia or any other disease impairing coagulation;
  • you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or think that you may be pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
  • Meningococcal group B vaccines—Bexsero or Trumenba.

  • Quadrivalent meningococcal group A, C, Y, W conjugate vaccines—Menveo or Nimenrix.

More about the vaccines

  • Bexsero is designed to actively immunize2-month old infants and older persons, Trumenba – children from 10 years of age, teenagers and adultsagainst meningococcal infection caused by the meningococcus group B (Neisseria meningitidis).

  • The quadrivalent meningococcal group A, C, Y, W conjugate vaccine is designed to protect adults, teenagers and children over 6 weeks old frominvasive meningococcal disease caused by four groups of meningococcus, A, C, W-135, and Y (Neisseria meningitidis).

Bexsero is the most used meningococcal vaccine in Lithuania at the moment. Adults have the vaccine injected deep in the muscle, usually in the upper arm, infants have it injected in the thigh.

Exsero vaccination schedule

Age group

Initial immunization

Interval between initial doses

Booster dose

Infants from 2 to 5 months

Three doses 0.5 ml each,

the first dose is injected when the infant is 2 months old

 

At least 1 month

One dose, between 12 and 15 months

Non-vaccinated infants from 6 to 11 months

Two doses 0.5 ml each

At least 2 months

One dose, when the child is over 1 year old,

at least 2-month interval between the initial immunization course and the booster dose

Non-vaccinated children from 12 to 23 months

Two doses 0.5 ml each

At least 2 months

One dose,

at 12-23 month interval between the initial immunization course and the booster dose

Children from 2 to 10 years old

Two doses 0.5 ml each

At least 2 months

Not needed

Teenagers (from 11 years old)

and adults*

Two doses 0.5 ml each

At least 1 month

Not needed

*Booster dose is prescribed to the patients who are at constant risk of invasive meningococcal disease.

This vaccine, like all others, may have side effects, although it does not affect all people. Often (from ≥1/100 to <1/10 cases) vaccination may cause the following adverse reactions:

  • fever;

  • allergic reaction (in patients who have had hypersensitivity to latex before);

  • rashes (more often in infants and children between 2 and 10 years old);

  • pain orsensitivity in the area of injection;

  • arthralgia (joint pain);

  • malaise and headache, increased irritability;

  • sleepiness, unusual crying, headache;

  • eating disorders;

  • diarrhoea;

  • vomiting, nausea;

  • paleness.

If you have at least one of the listed reactions, we advise you to contact your doctor so he or she can evaluate the situation and give recommendations.

More questions? Reach out to us and we will provide you with all the necessary information on the vaccines against meningococcal infection. We will gladly help you take care of your health!

The total vaccination price consists of the doctor’s consultation (not required in some cases), vaccination and the vaccine

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Regular price Regular For clients who are not covered by compulsory health insurance
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Meningococcal B vaccine (Bexsero)

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Vaccination (vaccine price not included)

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Vaccination with more than vaccine the same day, each vaccine to be payed separatelly.

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What factors affect the price?

The prices indicated below apply to citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and the European Union.
If you are coming from another country please check the price by telephoning or sending an email.

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When are the examinations are carried out:

The time of specific tests and associated data are presented here.
The time of pathology and citology examinations here.

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Why us?

  • Procedure can be done in a single appointment at the doctor’s office.
  • Vaccine storage control is regulated by JCI gold standard.
  • We use medicinal products and medical devices produced by the most reliable manufacturers known for the highest quality production.

Doctors

Stasiniene Dalia
Stasiniene Dalia

Family doctor

Stasiniene Dalia

Family doctor

  • LT, RU, EN
  • Working hours
Lapuniene Inga
Lapuniene Inga

Family doctor

Lapuniene Inga

Family doctor

  • LT, RU, EN
  • Working hours
Tautkute Sigita
Tautkute Sigita

Family doctor

Tautkute Sigita

Family doctor

  • LT, RU, EN
  • Working hours
MD  Drejeriene Violeta
MD Drejeriene Violeta

Pediatrician, Neonatologist

MD Drejeriene Violeta

Pediatrician, Neonatologist

  • LT, RU, EN
  • Working hours
MD  Ivaskevicius Rimvydas
MD Ivaskevicius Rimvydas

Pediatrician, Pediatric pulmonologist

MD Ivaskevicius Rimvydas

Pediatrician, Pediatric pulmonologist

  • LT, RU, EN
  • Working hours
Juodiene Eugenija
Juodiene Eugenija

Pediatrician

Juodiene Eugenija

Pediatrician

  • LT, RU, EN
  • Working hours
Rakauskiene Raimonda
Rakauskiene Raimonda

Pediatrician

Rakauskiene Raimonda

Pediatrician

  • LT, RU, EN
  • Working hours
Vencloviene Rimante
Vencloviene Rimante

Pediatric gastroenterologist (gastrointestinal diseases), Pediatrician

Vencloviene Rimante

Pediatric gastroenterologist (gastrointestinal diseases), Pediatrician

  • LT, RU, EN, PL
Aleskeviciene Lina
Aleskeviciene Lina

Haematologist, Physician of internal diseases (therapist)

Aleskeviciene Lina

Haematologist, Physician of internal diseases (therapist)

  • LT, RU, EN
  • Working hours
Degutiene Irena
Degutiene Irena

Endocrinologist, Physician of internal diseases (therapist)

Degutiene Irena

Endocrinologist, Physician of internal diseases (therapist)

  • LT, EN, RU, PL
  • Working hours
Gervickaite Ausra
Gervickaite Ausra

Physician of internal diseases (therapist)

Gervickaite Ausra

Physician of internal diseases (therapist)

  • LT, EN, RU
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Morkveniene Nijole
Morkveniene Nijole

Endocrinologist, Physician of internal diseases (therapist)

Morkveniene Nijole

Endocrinologist, Physician of internal diseases (therapist)

  • LT, RU, PL, DE
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Seibutiene Milda
Seibutiene Milda

Physician of internal diseases (therapist)

Seibutiene Milda

Physician of internal diseases (therapist)

  • LT, EN, RU, PL
  • Working hours
Prof. MD  Jancoriene Ligita
Prof. MD Jancoriene Ligita

Infectious disease doctor

Prof. MD Jancoriene Ligita

Infectious disease doctor

  • LT, EN, RU, PL
  • Working hours

Do not delay. Take care of yourself