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Last updated: 
28 August 2019
Publication type: 
General public

Meningococcal disease is rare but very serious and can quickly become life-threatening. Older teenagers and young adults are most likely to carry the bacteria and spread it to others.

These resources provide information on:

  • the seriousness of meningococcal disease
  • how and why it’s important for adolescents to get vaccinated against meningococcal ACWY
  • how to find out if your child is immunised 
  • the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine.