Meningitis ACWY vaccination

You should ideally get your Meningitis ACWY vaccination at least 2 weeks before starting at university so you are immune before coming to Bristol.

Check your vaccine eligibility for the drop in sessions 2018

1. You have had 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine in your life (normally given as a young child). If you have not, we are also able to give this at the drop in clinic. 

2. Freshers who start university for the first time in autumn 2018, or students who were freshers in the last 3 years (ie from autumn 2015) and are under the age of 25 at time of vaccination.

3. Have not had a MenACWY conjugate vaccination since the age of 10.

 

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.

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