University Students

Meningitis  ACWY

 

Meningitis ACWY

 

Young teenagers and 'fresher' students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis W disease.

The Men ACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia – meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases.

 

There are two Men ACWY vaccines called Nimenrix and Menveo. They are very similar and both work equally well.

The Men ACWY vaccination programme is being delivered to teenagers and first-time students in a carefully planned programme over the next three years.

The priority is to vaccinate all teenagers from school year 9 onwards before they complete school year 13. There is also a catch-up vaccination programme for first-time students up to the age of 25.

 

University students:

Students going to university or college for the first time, including overseas and mature students up to the age of 25, should contact their GP to have the Men ACWY vaccine, ideally before the start of or in the first few weeks of the academic year.

For full details, please see the link below:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/men-acwy-vaccine.aspx

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These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice

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