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Castlegate & Derwent Surgery Isel Road, Cockermouth, CA13 9HT Tel: 01900 705750

Born between 1st September 1998 and 31st August 1999. Leaving school or college?


Whatever you do next, get your MenACWY vaccine


Getting the MenACWY vaccine from your GP practice and knowing the symptoms of meningitis could save your life.

Speak to our Reception for more details


Signs and symptoms

  • Pale, blotchy skin with or without a rash
  • Irritability and/ or confusion
  • Severe headache or muscle pain
  • Dislike of bright lights
  • Stiff neck
  • Convulsions/ seizures
  • Fever, cold hands and feet
  • Vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Drowsiness, difficult to wake up
  • Feeling really ill

Not everyone will develop these symptoms and they can appear in any order. 

Your vaccine helps protect you from four types on meningitis, and blood poisoning- Men A, C, W and Y. 

But there are other types, so you need to know the signs and symptoms. Being aware could help keep you and your friends safe.


MenACWY DISEASE CAN KILL

Click here to view the Men ACWY information leaflet

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