Vinny Smith, Chief Executive of MRF has said, “We welcome this new updated guidance from PHE which will help higher education institutions raise awareness of the MenACWY vaccine.
"Research funded by MRF helped identify that the MenW strain of meningitis was particularly deadly and on the increase, yet uptake of the lifesaving vaccine to protect against it is still too low.
"We will continue to encourage students to get their vaccine and to know the symptoms of this deadly disease, but universities and parents too can play a key role in making sure that eligible students get their free vaccine.”
The new guidance for universities
More information form MRF about eligibility