South Yorkshire teens urged to get vaccine after shocking rise in deadly meningitis cases

South Yorkshire teens urged to get vaccine after shocking rise in deadly meningitis cases
 

0 Have your say South Yorkshire teenagers are being urged to get vaccinated against a deadly strain of meningitis following a significant rise in the number of cases.
UK charity Meningitis Now is encouraging young people to protect themselves after an increase of 809 per cent in meningococcal (group W) meningitis cases in the past five years.
A new vaccination programme, called the Men ACWY vaccine, is now available for people aged between 14 and 15 and is being provided through school vaccination drives.
However, those aged 17 and 18 can also receive it from their GP through special catch... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 30
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