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Meningitis

Young teenagers, sixth formers 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.   

 

Men ACWY cohort

DOB or age range

Vaccination by

Invite

Programme commences

Current School Year 13

01/09/97 – 31/08/98

Primary Care

To be called in for vaccination

1st April 2016

Previous  School Year 13

01/09/96 – 31/08/97

Primary Care

when requested or opportunistically

1st April 2016

Young people attending University for the first time (Fresher’s) 18 years to 25 years of age

18 years to 25 years of age

Primary Care

when requested or opportunistically

1st August 2016

Young people aged 19 to 25 years

19 years to 25 years of age

Primary Care

when requested or opportunistically

31st August 2016

School Year 10**

01/09/00 – 31/08/01

School Health Teams

Sessions booked in school

1st September 2015

School Year 11**

01/09/99 – 31/08/00

School Health Teams

Sessions booked in school

1st September 2015

 

 
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