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Time is running out to vaccinate school leavers

Nurses are calling for an urgent social media campaign to encourage school leavers to get the meningitis vaccination.

RCN public health experts say the campaign should focus on the comprehensive MenACWY vaccine, which has replaced MenC and covers all four strains.

Vaccinations should ideally be administered before the end of August to give the body time to build up an immunity before the start of term in mid-September.