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New students told to be vaccine ready

Thu, 21 Aug 2014


Students heading to university next month should be aware of the range of vaccines they're advised to get prior to arrival for fresher's week.

Public Health has already promoted the MenC vaccine - protecting against meningitis.

It's been identified that young people aged between 17 and 25 are more likely to contract a nasty disease in a university environment after mingling with many new people who may not realise they're carrying the bacteria.

According to health protection nurse Jacqui Dunne there are a number things first year students need to be aware of:

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