If you are planning to travel abroad, you need to check whether you will be entering a meningococcal meningitis risk area. Meningitis is particularly prominent in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, an area sometimes referred to as the “meningitis belt”, where meningitis A is the most frequent cause of the illness, but there have been recent outbreaks of W, X and C
The meningitis vaccine consists of one single dose, which is administered by injection. You should arrange an appointment with your Superdrug travel nurse at least three weeks before the date of your departure.
It is recommended that children and adults aged 10 to 25 years, especially students attending university for the first time, receive a single dose of Meningitis ACWY.
The meningitis ACWY vaccine provides protection for 5 years. After this period of time, you will require a booster.
Some countries, for example Saudi Arabia, demand that you provide a meningitis ACWY certificate prior to entering the country.
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