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Drop In Flu Clinic

If you are aged 65 or over, pregnant or have a long-term health condition then you are eligible for the flu vaccine. Drop in flu clinic will be held on Thursday 14th September 2017 at 5:30pm - 8:00pm (adults only). Appointments are available please speak to reception. If you do not wish to have the vaccine please inform us so we can update our records accordingly. Thank you. 


Have You Had Your Meningitis ACWY Vaccine Before Coming To University?

YES - If the answer is YES brilliant, the vaccine will protect you against some of the most common causes of bacterial meningitis in the UK. (You still need to register with us as you never know when you might need us). 

NO - If the answer is NO, you need to get it NOW! Please come to the health centre to register and if you are under the age of 25 ask for your Meningitis ACWY vaccine. 

Make sure you know the signs and symptoms of Meningitis and Septicaemia as vaccines don't protect you against all types! For more information visit: https://www.meningitisnow.org/


Important Vaccinations

Vaccinations – MMR And Meningitis ACWY

All young people entering University should be up to date with the following vaccinations:-

  • Meningitis ACWY – 1 injection
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) – 2 injections

These may have been given as part of your childhood immunisations or prior to leaving to come to the U.K.  It is important that you check your medical records to see if and when you have been vaccinated and have this information available prior to your health check.  If you have not been vaccinated or are not sure, then see the nurse to discuss further.

Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia (blood poisoning) are serious diseases.  Meningitis causes inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord and can be life threatening.  It can be spread by droplet infection e.g. coughs/sneezes, kissing.  You are particularly vulnerable when in large groups of people.  Most cases happen alone, but there is a small chance that further cases may occur.

Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) – Mumps is an acute viral illness that causes headaches, painful swollen glands and fever.  It is spread by coughing, sneezing and kissing.  In rare cases it can cause viral meningitis, inflammation of the ovaries, testicles and in rare cases the pancreas.

If you have not had two doses of MMR and in the last few weeks had one dose of Meningitis ACWY booster  then make an appointment with the nurse at the University Health Centre now. 

We have had outbreaks of Mumps for the past few years and the best course of protection is immunisation.



 
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