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Get Your Meningitis ACWY Vaccine at Miles Pharmacy

Meningitis ACWY is a vaccine that will protect you from 4 different types of meningococcal bacteria that can cause Septicaemia and Meningitis – both of which can be life-threatening. While all adults can benefit from the vaccine if traveling abroad to high-risk countries such as Sub-Saharan Africa, it is particularly important for those about to begin attending university.

Meningitis is highly contagious and can be transmitted from person to person via coughing, sneezing, and kissing. It can also be transmitted via close or prolonged contact when living in close proximity to an infected individual.

If you’re getting ready to start University or are preparing to venture outside of the UK, be sure to include a visit to our Miles Pharmacy Travel Clinic in Epsom, servicing areas Banstead, Sutton, Stoneleigh, Cheam, Chessington, and Worcester Park for your Meningitis ACWY Vaccine. Our travel and health specialists can also offer valuable advice on how to prevent Meningitis and other diseases and illnesses when travelling.

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What is Meningitis?

Meningococcal meningitis is a highly serious form of bacterial meningitis that can lead to septicaemia (blood poisoning). Meningitis is an inflammation of the membrane and fluid surrounding your brain and spinal cord.

While meningococcal meningitis is rare, it can be very dangerous and lead to life-changing disabilities, such as hearing loss, brain damage, and amputations. It is potentially fatal which is why vaccination is strongly advised.

Symptoms of Meningitis

  • High fever
  • Cold feet and hands
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea
  • Joint and muscle
  • Dark purple rash

Meningitis ACWY Vaccine Service at Miles Pharmacy Travel Clinic

All young adults can obtain a free NHS vaccine up until the age of 25 years. Or, you can get the vaccination at a private pharmacy such as Miles Pharmacy which offers more flexibility than the NHS for convenient vaccination appointments.

Since Meningitis is so common among university students, we cannot stress the importance enough of vaccination for all University students. The same is true for those seeking the Meningitis ACWY vaccination for international travel and VISA purposes.

The single dose vaccine injection should be taken at least two weeks prior to travelling abroad for full protection. It will usually last about 5 years. The Meningitis ACWY Vaccine cost is around £40 per dose.

Meningitis ACWY Vaccine Services & Treatment are available at Miles Pharmacy in Epsom, servicing areas Banstead, Sutton, Stoneleigh, Cheam, Chessington, and Worcester Park. Contact us at to book an appointment.