Before you arrived at University, you should have had your MenACWY vaccine to prevent Meningitis and septicaemia. This vaccine is routinely offered to teenagers in school Years 9 and 10. If you were not immunized and are under 25 then we would encourage you to speak to your GP about receiving this vaccination (go to Medical Provision in Worcester for details on how to register with a GP, contact details and emergency/out-of-hours provision).
What are the symptoms of Meningitis?
The symptoms of meningitis are listed here, but it is worth noting that you do not have to have all of these symptoms, and they may not occur at the same time.
Pick up a symptom card from firstpoint or for more information, go to Meningitis Now - offering life-saving information.
What should I do?
It's really important to regularly check on your friends if they are unwell. If you think you or someone else has meningitis it is important to act quickly and seek medical attention by dialing 999, asking for an ambulance and explaining that you think it is meningitis.
For more student information on how this could affect you or a friend and what to do about it, have a look at the video 'Meningitis - A Student's Story' below: