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Thursday 14 December
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Health and Wellbeing

Meningitis

Have you had your meningitis jab?

Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, the lining of the brain. Bacterial meningitis is quite rare but can be very serious and needs urgent treatment. You need to get MenACWY vaccination if you havent already had it. Register with a doctor as soon as you arrive and arrange for the vaccination.

Know the symptoms

Vaccination does not cover all strains. You should be aware of the signs and symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia.

Someone with meningitis will become very ill. If someone you know is showing any signs of the illness take action.

If you think that you or someone you know may have meningitis:

  • Call 111 or your local GP
  • Go to your nearest Accident and Emergency centre
  • Call 999 for an ambulance

Describe the symptoms carefully and say that you think it could be meningitis.

More information on the symptoms and the illness can be found at: