Meningitis Awareness Week 2016

19 - 25 September

Know the symptoms

Think meningitis

Act fast


#StopTheSpread 2016

Getting UK students to protect themselves and other against MenW by vaccination



Despite the UK government seeming to dismiss wider use of MenB vaccine on the grounds of cost-effectiveness, at MRF we believe that the battle is far from over.


Meningitis Awareness Week 2015 

14-21 September

With new vaccination programmes starting in the UK in August and September our UK members who have been affected by the disease encourage everyone to take advantage of free protection against this dreadful disease.

But the charity has a warning among all the good news on vaccination against meningitis and septicaemia.

Meanwhile in Ireland, our members wonder why their children are not being afforded the same protection offered to those in northern Ireland


Adults Get Meningitis Too 

Meningitis is considered to be a childhood disease, but, in fact, 60% of all cases in the UK occur in people over the age of 15.

It is important that everyone knows the symptoms and acts swiftly when they see them in themselves or another person.

Page last updated 18.08.16


In March 2015 it was a year since the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommended that a meningococal Group B meningitis and septicaemia be introduced into the childhood immunisation programme.

We seemed no nearer to protecting our children in the UK from these deadly diseases.

We had one question - #WheresOurVaccine?


Meningitis Awareness Week 2014 

Meningitis is still here so make sure you know the symptoms.

During Meningitis Awareness Week 2014 (15 - 21 September) we urge everyone to know the symptoms of the life threatening diseases meningitis and septicaemia.


Counting the Cost

Counting the Cost was a major campaign where we revealed the shocking lifelong costs of surviving meningitis and septicaemia and called on government to pursue the widest and earliest implementation of vaccines to prevent the diseases.