We strongly advise all teenagers (13+) and young people to take up the offer of the MenACWY vaccination. All patients are eligible up to their 25th birthday.
Over the last few years, we have invited in all patients aged 15-21 for this vaccine as per NHS guidelines. If you have not yet come in for your vaccine, or were not offered it by a previous surgery, please book an appointment today!
If you are aged 21-24 you can have this vaccine, up to your 25th birthday, even though your age group was not originally invited in as part of the vaccination programme.
If you are under 15 you should be given the vaccine by your school nurses with your other teen boosters.
Meningitis and septicaemia can kill very quickly. Older teenagers and young people are at high risk of this infection due to lifestyle.The Men ACWY vaccine protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia – meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases.
Cases of meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) are rising, due to a particularly aggressive strain. Watch this clip to learn more:
Please contact the surgery to check your eligibility and to book an appointment. For more information about the main signs and symptoms of Meningitis click here.