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PHE publishes advice on meningitis and septicaemia vaccinations

Young people are urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia before starting university.

Young people going to college or university this autumn are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) due to the MenW bug, one of the most aggressive and deadly strains of meningitis. Cases of MenW have been increasing year-on-year, from 22 cases in 2009 to over 200 cases in the past 12 months.