Leaving School or College this Summer? Make sure you get your MenACWY vaccine

Leaving School or College this Summer? Make sure you get your MenACWY vaccine

If you were born between 1 September 1998 and 31 August 1999 and are leaving school or college, make sure you get your MenACWY vaccine to protect yourself against a rare but life-threatening strain of meningitis.

Meningitis can cause different symptoms in different people, including:

  • fever with cold hands and feet
  • vomiting
  • severe headache
  • stiff neck
  • dislike of bright lights
  • tiredness
  • drowsiness
  • confusion
  • agitation
  • in some cases, convulsions or seizures

Meningitis is a life-threatening medical emergency and requires immediate medical attention if suspected.

Getting this vaccine and knowing the signs to look out for could save your life!

You can book in for your vaccine by speaking to one of the receptionists at your GP Practice.

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