Young people across the UK are being offered free MenACWY vaccine to combat a rapid rise in a deadly strain of MenW (meningococcal W) meningitis and septicaemia.
Can you get the FREE MenACWY vaccine?
In the UK, all freshers under 25 years should make sure they have had their free MenACWY vaccine by checking with their school, GP or health record. Students who missed the vaccine at school can get it before their 25th birthday.
Ask your GP practice about getting vaccinated. Students who have missed out on the MMR vaccine can ask about this at the same time.
If you are over 14 and have not had this vaccine at school or from your GP you can still get it if:
- You were born after 1st September 1996 (England and Wales) or born after 2 July 1996 (Northern Ireland)
- You are in Scottish School year S3 to S6