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The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK now offers all new students who are going to university for the first time a vaccination to prevent meningitis W disease.  We encourage all students to get vaccinated. To get the vaccination, you need to register with a GP/doctor’s practice, then visit the doctor and ask about the meningitis vaccination. You should do this as soon as possible after you start university.

The Men ACWY vaccine protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia – meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases.  Students going to university or college for the first time, including overseas and mature students who have not yet had the MenACWY vaccine, remain eligible up to their 25th birthday.  First time university students who have not received this vaccination before the start of the autumn term can request this from their GP surgery.

Please refer to the important information on meningitis and check out Stacey Dooley's Meningitis Investigation from Public Health England.

Meningitis Now have also set up a dedicated interactive 'Fight for Now' website to help students understand about the risks of meningitis. 

Current Students: If you have been diagnosed with meningitis or another infectious disease (such as mumps or measles), it is important to let us know. To do this, please click here and submit an enquiry via the Student Portal, providing your details and the type of infectious disease you have contracted.

If you have any questions, please submit an enquiry via the Help & Support section of your Student Portal.

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