Meningitis

Meningococcal Meningitis

We advise all first year students to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease prior to coming to Bangor University.

If you are a new International or exchange student and have not been vaccinated against Group C Meningococcal Disease, you will have the opportunity of receiving the vaccination at the University Health Service located in the Bodnant Surgery in Upper Bangor.

Vaccinations will be available at the Surgery on either Tuesday 26, or Thursday 28 September between 2.30 and 5.00 p.m. if you wish to be vaccinated. ‘Home’ students who have failed to be vaccinated by their own GP may also attend one of these sessions.

If you fail to make these dates, please make an appointment with the Student Health Nurse between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm at the start of term.

Knowing the signs and symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia is one of the best forms of defence against the disease. Meningitis and septicaemia can be treated with powerful antibiotics, this treatment works best if it is given as soon as possible. That’s why it is important to know what to look out for and to get medical help quickly if you are concerned. If you have any queries about Meningitis contact your GP surgery.