From 1 December 2019, Meningococcal ACWY vaccination is now funded for individuals aged 13–25 years in their first year of living in a boarding school hostel, tertiary education hall of residence, military barracks or prison.
There is also a funded catch-up programme until the 30 November 2020 for those aged 13–25 years who are already in one of these close-living situations.
Those eligible can make an appointment with the nursing team to get the meningococcal ACWY vaccination up to 3 months before entering a boarding school hostel, tertiary education hall of residence, military barracks or prison close- living situation. Ideally, people would be vaccinated at least two weeks prior to moving into a close-living situation.
Individuals who have previously received a dose of meningococcal ACWY vaccine (Menactra ® or Nimenrix ® ) do not require a booster dose for 5 years.