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    Meningitis vaccination

    Young teenagers and 'fresher' students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis W disease. Students going to university or college for the first time, including overseas and mature students up to the age of 25, should contact their GP to have the Men ACWY vaccine, ideally before the start of or in the first few weeks of the academic year.

    The Men ACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia – meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases. There are two Men ACWY vaccines called Nimenrix and Menveo. They are very similar and both work equally well.

    Please arrange a visit to your local GP to get the vaccination. If you have not registered with a doctor yet, you can find further information here.

    The University has an official partnership with the Ravenscroft Medical Centre and their Student Branch surgery. You can visit the surgery at 166 - 168 Golders Green Road, London, NW11 8BB. For ease of travelling, you can reach the Ravenscroft Medical Centre via a short walk from Golders Green Station on the Northern Line or via the 83 and 183 buses.

    If you have any questions or comments about the surgery moving, please email ravenscroftmc@nhs.net

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