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Men C vaccine for University Freshers


From late summer 2014, students who are starting university for the first time will be offered a catch-up booster of Men C vaccine. This student catch-up programme will continue for several years until all university entrants have received a Men C teenage booster vaccination. This includes:

  • any student entering university who was born after September 1995 and has only received Men C vaccine under the age of 10.
  • any student of any age entering or being at university who is unvaccinated against Men C disease.

To get vaccinated, please call the surgery and arrange an appointment – tell us you’re expecting to start university for the first time in the autumn and you need the Men C vaccination. You ideally need to have the vaccine at least two weeks before you start university, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time.

This government leaflet has more information about the vaccination programme.

Kind Regards,

The Orchard Practice