Meningitis is a rare but serious disease that most commonly affects children and young adults.
You are more at risk of catching meningitis when you first start University since you’ll be mixing with lots of new people as well as living closely with them in halls or shared accommodation.
Meningococcal bacteria can lead to meningitis, which means an inflammation of the lining of the brain. It can also lead to septicaemia, which means blood poisioning. Both can be very serious, especially if not diagnosed early, potentially fatal. A full description of the signs and symptoms to look for can be found at www.meningitisnow.org
This year the NHS is rolling out a vaccination jab which provides good protection against four different types of Meningitis – A, C, W, Y.
If you are aged 25 year or under and are starting University in 2015 you should have the vaccination.
So what do you do now?
Call us to make an appointment to have the jab on (01604) 892582 or pop in to make an appointment, we’re right next to the Student Centre on Park Campus.
It’s free so why wait?
Dr Stuart Cooper, GP Partner at Moulton Surgery on Park Campus