16 Sep 2019
Make sure you are vaccinated against meningitis to help protect yourself and other students from this highly contagious and potentially fatal disease.
It’s easy to place your health on the backburner when you’re busy building a new life for yourself at University. But you shouldn’t take any risks when it comes to meningitis.
As a university student you’re in a high risk group and it’s important that you make sure you’re vaccinated against meningitis. It’s highly contagious and kills indiscriminately. Survivors can be left with brain damage, organ damage and limb loss caused by septicaemia.
The University Medical Centre can arrange for you to be vaccinated against meningitis - give them a call on 01772 214 800. Or if you live locally you can contact your own doctor to arrange.
All students are encouraged to register with the Medical Centre (located inside Foster Building) as soon as possible. They offer a Nurse Practitioner service, sexual health and family planning advice, vaccinations, a pharmacy and much more.
Find out more about meningitis on the Meningitis Now website
Find out more about the signs and symptoms of meningitis