Get a meningitis vaccine (MenACWY)

This vaccine protects against serious infections like:

  • meningitis
  • blood poisoning (septicaemia)

It's a single injection and protects against 4 strains of the meningococcal bacteria – A, C, W and Y.

When to get it

Children aged 13 to 15 are usually offered the vaccine in school, with the 3-in-1 teenage booster.

If you did not have the vaccine, you can still get it up to the age of 25.

If you're starting university, you should have the vaccination.

Find out more on the NHS website

Read the MenACWY vaccine overview on the NHS website.