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Meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY)
Meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) are rare but life-threatening diseases. They are caused by several groups of meningococcal bacteria – the most common types are A, B, C, W and Y.
Since 2009, there has been a year-on-year increase in the number of cases of meningococcal W (MenW) infection in the UK. Young people have a higher risk of getting meningitis and septicaemia from MenW therefore a one-year catch up programme has been introduced offering a MenACWY vaccine to:
- anyone 16-18 who has left school – who can get the vaccine at their GP practice until March 2016
- all young people who will be in S3-S6 – who will get their vaccine at school from January 2016 (or at their GP practice in Western Isles).