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Calling school leavers for MenACWY

Saturday 1st Jul 2017

Teenagers born between 01/09/1998-31/08/1999 (2017 school leaver cohort) are now eligible for urgent catch-up with MenACWY vaccination All these young people, not only school leavers and those going on to higher education, should be invited by their GP practice for vaccination as set out in the 2017/18 GMS contract changes. In addition the following individuals should be immunised opportunistically with MenACWY conjugate vaccine if they present before their 25th birthday:

  • Anyone born on or after 01/09/1996 who has missed routine school (administered in school years 9/10 at 13-15 years) or catch-up MenACWY vaccination in older age groups
  • New entrants to higher education (university freshers) who have not yet been immunised with MenACWY vaccine

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