meningitis vaccine

Meningitis ACWY vaccine

Treatment in 3 easy steps

If you have not had this vaccination before or you are travelling to a country with a high risk of meningitis, you can see your pharmacist for a consultation and vaccine.

Choose an appointment

Use our easy calendar to book an appointment.

Consultation

Visit your local pharmacist for a consultation.

Treatment

Receive your vaccine provided by your pharmacist.

Do you need the meningitis ACWY vaccine?

If you have not had this vaccination before or you require it before travelling, you can get it through your pharmacist or GP. You will have a consultation and one dose of vaccine (you only need one dose). This is a private (paid for service) from both pharmacist and GP and is not available on the NHS for travellers unless you are 14-24 years old.

You should be immunised at least two weeks before you travel if you need this vaccination. If you are under 25 and haven’t been vaccinated, it is important to do so before starting university because the risk of infection for some strains is highest in first year university students.

Find out if you've been vaccinated

Research your meningitis risk

Have a consultation with your pharmacist

Receive your injection

Be aware of the symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia

Protect yourself with the meningitis ACWY vaccination

"Meningococcal bacteria live harmlessly in the mouths and throats of one in four of us but sometimes cause two very serious infections: meningitis and septicaemia. Vaccination has seen cases plummet, particularly in infants. You can speak to your pharmacist about getting yourself vaccinated if you are concerned about your risk."

Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE

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