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meningitis & septicaemia can kill in hours!

People who are faced with meningitis and septicaemia have to act fast to help save a life.

Starting Uni in the UK this year?

Starting Uni in the UK this year?

24 June 2014

If you’re starting university in the UK this year you need to have a MenC vaccination against meningitis and septicaemia.

Chances are you had MenC vaccination as a child, but it’s now time to boost that protection against this deadly disease, or to protect yourself for the first time if you missed out as a child.

Just make an appointment at your GP surgery, ideally at least two weeks before starting uni.

Before MenC vaccination there were hundreds of cases of the disease in the UK resulting in many deaths and serious disabilities, and young adults starting at university were particularly vulnerable.

But MenC is just one form of the disease, others aren’t vaccine preventable. So, as well as getting your MenC vaccine, know the symptoms to protect yourself against meningitis and septicaemia.

More about MenC vaccination for young adults

Download free symptoms poster

Download the NHS leaflet, Starting university? Protect yourself against meningitis and septicaemia

Susan Frances Funcke
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