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Meningitis ACWY

Meningitis ACWY Vaccine

Meningococcal disease is a rare but life threatening infectious disease caused by a bacteria - Neisseria meningitidis. 

It is recommended that all first time university entrants up to 25 years old should have the Meningitis ACWY vaccination BEFORE or soon after they start university.

DOWNLOAD: Meningitis ACWY patient leaflet

For further details, read the NHS information on Meningitis ACWY vaccination

International students should also consult their doctor to try to be immunised at least 3 weeks before their arrival in the UK.  The University Medical Service will immunise anyone aged 24 or under who has not been immunised before arrival.

Meningococcal Disease (Meningitis)

Meningitis and septicaemia can kill in hours - know the symptoms; written and audio information in 22 languages about how to recognise the symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia. 

Students; always tell a housemate or resident tutor if you are not feeling well.  They can then check up on you and take action as needed. 

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