Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Get your free MenACWY vaccine before going to university.

All set for uni? You’ve got your books, somewhere to live and even booked tickets for all the fresher events.

But forgetting one thing could put your life at risk – so get your free MenACWY vaccine from your GP before starting uni.

The MenACWY vaccine is the best way to protect you from four kinds of meningococcal disease - the main cause of meningitis and septicaemia. The Men A, C, W and Y strains are a serious and can kill.

Those in their late teens, particularly new uni students, are at higher risk of meningococcal disease. You should get vaccinated at least two weeks before you start uni so you have protection before you go.

If you can’t get vaccinated before starting uni, get the vaccine as soon as you arrive.

More than two million people have been vaccinated and we have shown that the vaccine works.

University freshers under 25 should have the free jab, along with anyone born on or after 1 September 1996 (if you’ve not already been vaccinated).

So what are you waiting for? Make an appointment with your GP now and get the MenACWY vaccine. It will help you make the most out of your university experience and it might save your life.

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