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Meningitis Vaccine ACWY

Meningococcal ACWY conjugate vaccination (MenACWY): MenACWY vaccine (Menveo® or Nimenrix®) was introduced from 1st August 2015 to respond to a rapid increase in cases of meningococcal group W disease for the following groups: Those born between 01/09/1996 to 31/08/1999 : older first time university entrants up to the age of 25 for the existing “fresher’s” programme. These individuals will be vaccinated in primary care. Men ACWY will replace MenC for the routine school based programme from 2015/16 and the current Year 9 and 10 pupils will be offered vaccination through a school based catch-up campaign. Please contact one of our Practice Nurses for more information.

 

 



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