Meningitis vaccine recommendations for university students in UK

Public health authorities have noticed a changing pattern in the dominant strain of bacteria that causes meningitis in the UK. The W strain is slowly replacing the C strain. As a result, the UK is revising its vaccination schedule for meningitis vaccination. While the risk for the general traveller is very low, the risk is higher for people who may live in more crowded conditions, especially young persons entering the university environment for prolonged studies. British authorities suggest that young people entering universities in the UK be vaccinated against meningitis.

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