Do I need any immunisations before starting university?​

Do I need any immunisations before starting university?​

Aimed at: Edinburgh Napier’s new students

From August 2015, all UK school leavers will be invited for the Men ACWY vaccine by their local GP practice. The MenACWY vaccine protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia; meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases.

The vaccine is also available to new university entrants including international students, if they are a first year entrant up to 25 years of age.

An aggressive strain of the bug has caused cases of the disease increase and all first year university entrants are encouraged to register with a GP and request the vaccination before starting university.
 
New students who have moved away from home should also register with a GP and request the MenACWY immunisation from their new GP if they did not receive the vaccine before starting university.
 
For more information visit Immunisation Scotland.
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