Staff are directed to the recently published CMO letters which outlined the new immunisation programmes introduced in Summer 2015
MenACWY programme for university freshers and adolescents (14-18 yrs) - started 1st August 2015
University freshers (up to age 25 yrs) are eligible for the vaccine and should approach their GP practice. Freshers should, ideally, receive the vaccine at least 2 weeks prior to starting their course. Overseas students are also eligible.
MenB programme for babies - started 1st September 2015
The MenB vaccine, Bexsero®, will be routinely offered to all babies born on or after 1 July 2015 along with the existing routine vaccinations when they attend for their childhood vaccination appointments at 2, 4 and 12-13 months.
The Special Edition PHPU Newsletter, September 2016, gives updates and info on the new programmes