NHS England South (Wessex) has asked us to raise awareness of an important vaccination programme that has been introduced into the national immunisation schedule. The MenACWY vaccine is now being offered to all students in Year 11 to provide protection against Meningitis W and to reduce the spread of the disease to others.
The current Year 11 cohort will not be invited to receive it, but will need to book in with their GP. Please contact your GP from January 2016 to make an appointment. A leaflet providing information is available here or contact your GP practice if you have any further queries.
If you would like further information regarding what other vaccinations you should receive please visit NHS Choices.