The freshers programme applies to patients aged 19-24 years (19 years on 31 August 2018 up to 24 years by 31 March 2019). They are eligible for a free Meningitis ACWY vaccination at this surgery up until their 25th birthday. It is a single vaccination.
It is being offered in response to an increasing number of cases of a highly aggressive strain of Meningococcal W which can cause meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning). Young people starting college/university are particularly at risk.
Please telephone the surgery on 01454 613161 to book an appointment with the nurse.