All year 13 students (those born between 01/09/1998 & 31/08/1999) are invited to have a Meningitis ACWY Vaccination and invitation letters are currently being sent out from the surgery.
The Meningococcal W (Men W) is a highly aggressive strain of the meningitis disease and is very serious, causing inflammation of the brain and blood poisoning, which can be fatal. Young people starting university are at particular risk.
You can find out about the vaccine at NHS Choices.
Previous year 13 students born between 01/09/1996 and 31/08/1998 remain eligible for vaccination until they reach the age of 25years. Telephone the surgery to make an appointment.