Knowledge Matters

According to a new research from GSK’s Tackle Meningitis campaign, in partnership with former England Rugby player, Matt Dawson, and backed by UK charities Meningitis Research Foundation and Meningitis Now, only one in ten parents and young people aged 14-18 are aware that teenagers are among the most at-risk for contracting meningitis.

The survey highlighted a number of important gaps in awareness, including a lack of knowledge about the signs and symptoms of the disease and understanding of meningitis vaccination.

Sally Gunnell, former Olympic Gold Medallist, mother of three and supporter of the Tackle Meningitis campaign said: “It is so important for young people and their parents to know more about meningitis, because they are the most at-risk group after babies and young children…”

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