Meningitis and septicaemia

Leaflet for students in years 9 to 13

The vaccine was introduced in England in August 2015 in response to a rapid and accelerating increase in cases of invasive meningococcal group W (MenW) disease.

This leaflet, aimed at students in school years 9 to 13, explains the importance of having the MenACWY vaccine.

This leaflet tells you why it is important to have the MenACWY vaccine.

Poster for new university entrants

This poster, aimed at students who have just entered university from overseas or not directly from school, encourages them to get the new MenACWYvaccine to prevent invasive meningococcal disease.

Meningitis and septicaemia can kill very quickly. Cases caused by meningococcal W (MenW) bacteria are increasing in the UK. Teenagers and young adults have a higher risk of meningococcal W disease. The MenACWY vaccine protects against 4 meningococcal groups (A, C, Wand Y). If you are starting university, go to your GP to get the vaccination before you go. If you miss out, you can still register with a GP at uni and get the vaccination there. All new university entrants up to 25 years old are eligible for the MenACWY vaccine. For more information, speak to your your doctor, or visit, or