Students encouraged to get Meningitis immunisation

Published on: Thursday, 13-November-2014

Meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain) is a life threatening disease caused by the Meningococcal group C bacteria, which mainly affects young children and young adults.

University students are more at risk of getting meningitis because they are mixing closely with lots of people, some of whom may unknowingly carry the meningococcal bacteria.

Public Health professionals are encouraging university students in all year groups and of all ages to get a Men C vaccination as this will boost immunity. Contact your GP to make an appointment. Further information is available in the NHS immunisation leaflet.