All 17 and 18 year olds and those starting university this year are being offered the MenACWY vaccine to protect against meningitis and septicaemia.
Older teenagers and university students are in a high risk group of infection, so it's important that you get the vaccine.
The MenACWY vaccination programme is in response to a sharp increase in cases of a particularly aggressive strain of meningitis - meningococcal W.
If you're 17-24 you are entitled to the vaccine and should contact your GP to arrange.
For more information:
•Visit the NHS website
•Check out the NHS leaflet on meningitis