Meningitis vaccine

Get a meningitis vaccine (MenACWY)

This vaccine protects against serious infections like:

  • meningitis
  • blood poisoning

It’s a single injection and protects against 4 strains of the meningococcal bacteria – A, C, W and Y.

When to get it

Children aged 13 to 15 are usually offered the vaccine in school, with the 3-in-1 teenage booster.

If you did not have the vaccine, you can still get it up to the age of 25.

Date published: 18th December, 2023
Date last updated: 18th December, 2023