I am a returning student and have not taken the Meningitis ACWY vaccination. Can I still get it from my GP?

Currently in the UK, the Men ACWY vaccine is being offered free by the NHS to students going to university or college for the first time as Freshers, including overseas and mature students up to the age of 25, when they contact their GP to have it, ideally before the start of the academic year. This is because they probably will be living and working in an environment associated with the higher risks of getting it.

Returning students (or students who are 25 years old and over) who want the MenACWY vaccine can obtain it privately at their own expense in the UK, for example, at Superdrug, it will cost about £70. This is about the cheapest available at time of writing.