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    Hi guys,

    So I signed up to the GP in the city of my university a week ago. I know for a fact I haven't had the meningitis vaccine but my records will apparently take 6 weeks to come through. Is there a way I can get the vaccine before this? I'm worried because of the recent outbreaks in universities.

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    (Original post by Captivated)
    Hi guys,

    So I signed up to the GP in the city of my university a week ago. I know for a fact I haven't had the meningitis vaccine but my records will apparently take 6 weeks to come through. Is there a way I can get the vaccine before this? I'm worried because of the recent outbreaks in universities.

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    If your new GP won't give it to you, try your uni. You may be able to get it done there

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    If your new GP won't give it to you, try your uni. You may be able to get it done there

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    My university doesn't have a gp service - just practises that they recommend to join

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    Now I managed to get an appointment but she said it's for the MenC vaccine. I told her that this isn't the one that university students get based on the NHS website and BBC news. We have to get the MenACWY. The receptionist just blew me off and said no? What the hell?

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    Now I managed to get an appointment but she said it's for the MenC vaccine. I told her that this isn't the one that university students get based on the NHS website and BBC news. We have to get the MenACWY. The receptionist just blew me off and said no? What the hell?

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    Yeah, it's the MenACWY that everyone's been getting. It's worth going to the appointment and asking about it, because the nurse might be able to give it to you anyway. The nurse would be in more of a position to comment on it than the receptionist, I would've though
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    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    Yeah, it's the MenACWY that everyone's been getting. It's worth going to the appointment and asking about it, because the nurse might be able to give it to you anyway. The nurse would be in more of a position to comment on it than the receptionist, I would've though
    I hope so. Otherwise I'm going to have to change GP purely for the vaccine. I even said it's the vaccine that the NHS recommends for university students, freshers etc to clarify. She said she asked the nurse and 'confirmed' it's MenC. I'm so annoyed at their unprofessionalism.
 
 
 
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