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Meningitis & Flu Vaccination

This year a new vaccination is being used to prevent meningococcal disease. You may have had a menC vaccination previously but this will not protect you against other meningococcal groups. The new 'MenACWY' vaccination will increase your protection against MenC aswell as help to protect you against three other meningococcal groups (A, W and Y).

It's recommended that all first time university entrants ('freshers') have the MenACWY vaccine before or soon after they start university. The programme will start in August 2015. New university students are at particularly high risk in the first weeks of term when they will come into contact with many new people of a similar age. you should get vaccinated straight away - ideally in your first week of term - don't leave it until later.

For more information on MenACWY vaccine please use the links below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33736761

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/men-acwy-vaccine.aspx

Flu Season 2016/17

Please remember that if you have a long-term health condition, even one which is well managed, are pregnant, or aged 65 and over you are entitled to a vaccination.

This year we are holding various clinics for patients' to have their flu jabs between the 19th & 30th of September. If you usually have a flu vaccination please contact the surgery for more information on our clinic dates and times.



 
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