The Meningitis ACWY vaccination helps to protect your child against four types of meningococcal
bacteria (groups A, C, W and Y) that can cause meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain)
and septicaemia (blood poisoning). These diseases are very serious and can be fatal in some cases,
especially if not diagnosed early. During this school year, children in year 9 will get the vaccine
routinely along with the DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Polio).
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If you would like more information, please visit
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/men-acwy-vaccine.aspx where you can find
information about the disease and the vaccine. If you would like to discuss the vaccines with a
nurse, or if you require help to complete the form, please contact your immunisation team in your
child’s school area below.