There is a new MenACWY vaccine programme for all 17 and 18 year olds born between 01 September 1996 and 31 August 1997. This vaccine protects against meningitis (inflammation of the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning) caused by meningococcal groups A, C, W and Y.
It is very important that you take up the vaccine. It is being offered in response to a rapidly growing increase in cases of a highly aggressive strain of meningococcal disease group W. This disease can cause meningitis an septicemia that can kill in hours and those who can recover may be left severely disabled. The vaccine protects against three other meningococcal groups too - A, C and Y.
As the vaccine will also boost your protection against MenC, it replaces the “Freshers” MenC programme which has been in place for the past year. Therefore, this vaccine is also offered to older first year university entrants (up to 25 years).
Please note you are able to have this vaccine once you have completed the registration process. Please call the health centre on 01484 430386 to book an appointment now!
The Flu Vaccine Is NOW In Stock
If you are aged 65 or over, pregnant or have a long-term health condition then you are eligible for the flu vaccine. Please call the health centre on 01484 430386 to book an appointment now! If you do not wish to have the vaccine please inform us so we can update your records.
Please remember to let us know if you change either your address or phone number - the University do not automatically pass this information on to us. Thank you for your help.