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UK health officials call on university students to vaccinate against Meningitis

Friday, August 19th 2016 - 13:08 UTC
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Health officials in the United Kingdom have reported a progressive increase in cases of the deadly bacterium, Meningitis W (MenW), prompting calls for university students to get vaccinated. Cases of MenW have been increasing year-on-year, from 22 cases in 2009 to over 200 cases in the past 12 months, according to Public Health England. Read full article


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  • Briton

    Surely if the UK health officials know abt this, and watching its increase,
    then why cant the government either pay for the vaccination jabs, or at least make this part of the fees,

    just an idea.

    Aug 19th, 2016 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Most universities have a GP clinic or clinics nearby. A university can't include it in the fees as vaccination is voluntary and out of the jurisdiction of universities.

    Aug 19th, 2016 - 07:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Fair enough.

    Aug 20th, 2016 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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