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Young urged to guard against meningococcal disease

Public Health England (PHE) is calling for teenagers to get the MenACWY vaccine as the risk of potentially deadly meningococcal disease grows with the onset of winter.

The disease can lead to meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning).

All teenagers aged 18 and 19 are eligible to receive the vaccine free of charge.More .....