Additional Protection

Children starting secondary school in September are to be offered a new meningitis vaccine, MenACWY.

The vaccine is aimed at providing additional protection against meningococcal C and other types of meningococcal disease -W and Y- that have increased in Ireland in the past few years.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre said, “All parents are encouraged to ensure that their adolescents are vaccinated on time according to the recommended schedule (age appropriate) and should not delay vaccination”.

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