The MenACWY vaccination - which protects against four types of meningitis - has recently been introduced to the childhood immunisation programme for Year 9 (13-14 years) students.
From January 2016, GPs will also be providing this to Year 11 students (15-16 years). As this is a 'catch up' group, Year 11 students will not be invited to get this vaccination so will need to book an appointment with their GP to receive it.
So if you're currently in this year group at school, or you're a parent or carer for someone who is, please make an appointment with your GP for this very important vaccination.
For more information, read the NHS MenACWY leaflet, or get more general vaccinations information on NHS Choices.