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Do I need the meningitis vaccination?

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    I've seen articles saying freshers should get it, I'm not a fresher but it made me wonder if it's related to age? Im 24 so would I have been vaccinated in school? I feel like i was always being injected with something so i can't remember if I had it or not

    Are you going uni? If so get it done because it's easy to get during freshers (the vaccination)

    I had the vaccine about 4 weeks ago. I got a letter sent to me saying that all prospective university students born between something like '97 and '99 should have it. I'd advise you to get it done, it took literally 30 seconds and I didn't even feel it. I was home within 40 minutes! There were small side effects, for example my arm ached for a day or two and I had a small fever in the night (chills, minor cold sweats) but it'll be good for you in the long run

    My older brother had bacterial meningitis when he was 14, luckily my parents caught it early so he didn't die or go into septic shock or anything, but he was very, very ill and was hospitalised for best part of a week. Meningitis is no fun!
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