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MenACWY and Td/IPV

MenACWY

This vaccine protects against the four main groups of meningococcal bacteria that cause meningitis and septicaemia.

Meningitis can result from infection from a virus, bacteria, other disease organism or as a result of injury.

The vaccination and immunisation team will contact you through school in year 9.

For further information see the following links:

Men ACWY vaccine information

Protect yourself against meningitis and septicaemia leaflet

Td/IPV (Tetanus, Diptheria, Polio)

Tetanus is a painful disease affecting the nervous system and is caused when germs found in soil and manure get into the body through open wounds.

Diptheria is a serious disease that often begins with a sore throat. It can damage the heart, nervous system and in severe cases may kill.

Polio is a virus that attacks the nervous system and can cause paralysis of the muscles. If it affects the chest muscles or brain it can kill.

You need to have five doses of tetanus, diphtheria and polio to build up and maintain immunity. The fifth dose is delivered in school in year 9, sometimes called the school leaver’s booster.

The vaccination and immunisation team will contact you through school.

For further information see the following links:

3-in-1 teenage booster information

Got a question?

If you have any questions about MenACWY or Td/IPV vaccination, please get in touch with the team. Contact details are on our contact us page.