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Introduction of new immunisation programmes in 2015

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  

(CMO letter)  MenACWY PGD

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     

(CMO letter)  Men B PGD                                                                                                         

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.