Important health information for students

While at university it is important to ensure you keep on top of any vaccinations you may need.

All university students are strongly advised to receive the mumps, measles, rubella (MMR) and MenACWY jabs.

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The first step for students who are unsure if they are protected against MMR and meningitis is to speak to your parents and then your GP to confirm whether you have received both or one of the vaccinations.

Both vaccinations are free to all students attending university who are under 25 years of age, and are simply administered by your GP.

The MMR vaccination consists of two jabs. It is essential to receive both doses to protect against the infection.

MenACWY protects you against four types of meningitis – A, C, W and Y and septicaemia, and is a single injection to the upper arm.

As the Easter break is approaching this is an opportunity for students to receive the vaccinations at their local GP.

It is recommended that students who have not received any vaccinations contact their GP as soon as possible.

To register at the De Montfort Surgery please click here, or if you feel you may be presenting with symptoms of MMR, meningitis or septicaemia please contact your GP. If you haven’t got a GP please call 111 for NHS assistance (this service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

Posted on Thursday 4th April 2019

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