Protecting young people against meningitis
Young people are at a higher risk of getting meningitis caused by meningococcal bacteria.
A vaccine called MenACWY which protects against 4 types of meningococcal bacteria (MenA, MenC, MenW and MenY) is available to young people aged between 14 and 25 in the UK.
All young people should check that they have received their MenACWY vaccine. This is particularly important if you are heading off to university because the bacteria that cause disease spread more easily amongst university students and in halls of residence.
Find out more about the MenACWY vaccine
Why you need to have the MenACWY vaccine.
Lauren Sandell died in her first few weeks at uni from a deadly type of meningitis that spreads among students.