Meningitis and septicaemia prevention

Public Health England has published Guidance on the prevention and management of meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia in higher education institutions: raising awareness, promoting immunisation and planning ahead.

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This guidance includes information on understanding invasive meningococcal disease and why freshers are at increased risk; raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of meningitis; encouraging all first time university entrants up to 25 years old to have the MenACWY vaccination; planning ahead for possible case or cluster of cases of meningitis; and sourcing resources to support awareness of immunisation.

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