Meningococcal ACWY

To respond to an increase in cases of meningococcal group W (Men W) in the UK, Scotland introduced a one year catch up programme to vaccinate all 14 – 18 year olds in Scotland with Men ACWY vaccine. The Men ACWY vaccine will replace Men C vaccine given at around age 14 under the routine childhood vaccination schedule.

Meningococcal B

Scotland became one of the first countries in the world to introduce a Men B vaccine to the routine childhood vaccination schedule, immunising infants aged 2, 4 and 12 months.

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Some diseases that are caused by viruses cannot be cured with antibiotics. The only way to control them is by immunisation.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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