Meningitis W Vaccination

Further to recent media reports regarding the MenACWY vaccination, all adolescents – 17/18 year olds – born between 01 September 1997 and 31 August 1998 in England and freshers born between 01 April 1991 and 31 August 1997 are eligible for vaccination.

The vaccine will be available for all adolescents in this eligible group regardless of their intention to continue into further education.  However, the target primarily is those who have plans to go to university for the first time this year and it is important they are vaccinated before they leave home.

Pocklington Group Practice sent out letters earlier in the year to all adolescents eligible inviting them for vaccination.  There is also a ‘catch up’ availability of the vaccine for those who were school leaving age in summer 2015, born between 01 September 1996 and 31 August 1997, but who did not receive vaccination during 2015/16.

To make an appointment please telephone 01759 302500.


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