Have you received your meninigitis vaccination?

Posted by nm365 at Jan 18, 2017 09:23 AM |
Students urged to get immunised against meningococcal disease

Public Health England is urging students to get immunised against meningococcal disease, which includes meningitis and septicaemia. This condition can kill or leave life-changing disabilities or health problems, such as hearing loss and brain damage.

First year students are at higher risk of the disease from mixing closely with large numbers of new people, some of whom will unknowingly be carrying the bacteria, without any signs or symptoms, enabling it to spread.

To receive a vaccination, visit your doctor. It is recommended that you are registered with a local GP whilst you are student. Victoria Park Health Centre (www.victoriaparkhealthcentre.co.uk) is close to campus, with the staff having extensive knowledge of student health. Registration is free.

You should seek urgent medical advice if you have symptoms including severe diarrhoea, vomiting, headaches, muscle pain, fever, and cold hands and feet.

 

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