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MenACWY Vaccination Campaign

by Public Health Wales category: Health

“If you're a teenager or a uni fresher, the #MenACWY vaccine could save your life. Find out how to protect yourself: http://thndr.me/R1HfiX

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MenACWY Vaccination Campaign

The MenACWY vaccine helps to protect you against four strains of meningococcal bacteria, including the aggressive Men W. Cases of Men W in England and Wales have increased from 27 in 2010 to 215 in 2015.

Meningococcal bacteria is the leading cause of meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning) in the UK. These diseases can cause permanent disability or death.

NHS Wales recommends that all young people born between 1st September 1996 and 31st August 2000 who have not received the vaccine should contact their GP surgery as soon as possible to get protected.  Anyone up to the age of 25 who is attending university for the first time remains eligible to receive the vaccine throughout their first year.

Cases of meningitis spike in January, so we're working to raise awareness so all young people in Wales can protect themselves and those around them!

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An NHS Wales Trust working to build a happier, healthier and fairer Wales.

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