You should ideally get your Meningitis ACWY vaccination at least 2 weeks before starting at university so you are immune before coming to Bristol.
Meningitis (ACWY) and Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination
We have appointments for any new student under the age of 25, who registers with us and has not had their MeningitisACWY and/or MMR vaccination. You will need to register online then make an appointment for your vaccinations. Find out more about meningtis vaccination on this link
All adults should have had two doses of MMR as a child. We can offer a catch up dose / doses if you are not up to date.Find out more about MMR here
If you have a chronic health condition then you may need the flu vaccine. You will be invited to make an appointment for a flu vaccine, if we can identify that you are eligible from your records e.g if you have severe asthma . You can check if you are eligible for a free vaccine here. If you are not eligible for a free vaccine on the NHS , you can still pay to have it done at your local pharmacy.
Immunisations for travel
See travel section for more information
Students over the age of 25
Students entering university for the first time, irrespective of age, who have never received a dose of MenC conjugate vaccine are eligible for MenACWY (students from the UK will have had Men C as part of the childhood immunisation programme)
Postgraduate students attending a UK university for the first time
Students entering a UK university for the first time, irrespective of age, who have never received a dose of MenC conjugate vaccine and have not had a MenACWY conjugate vaccination since the age of 10are eligible for MenACWY (students from the UK will have had Men C as part of the childhood immunisation programme)
Students with an unknown or uncertain immunisation history
If a student’s history of having a Men ACWY vaccination cannot be confirmed, and they are eligible, it is acceptable to offer a dose of the vaccine.