Everything you need to know about
The MenACWY Vaccine
“Fresher” students starting university for the first time should get the MenACWY vaccine to avoid meningitis and septicaemia, both of which can be fatal.
Teenagers in Years 9 and 10 are also commonly provided the MenACWY vaccination.
The information on this page pertains to England. Choose from the links below if you live in another part of the country or are attending university there:
If you’re starting college or university, make sure you’ve already completed the following:
- MenACWY vaccine. Protects against dangerous illnesses such as meningitis. If you didn’t have this vaccine in school or before coming to the UK to study, you can get it from a doctor until your 25th birthday.
- MMR vaccine (two doses). Due to mumps and measles epidemics at universities. You can get the MMR vaccine from your doctor if you haven’t gotten two doses before.