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Department of Health webpage on Meningitis C

Author(s)Department of Health
AbstractThe UK was the first country to introduce the meningitis C conjugate (MenC) vaccine. Since 1999, the MenC vaccine has been part of the routine childhood immunisation programme and uptake levels have been close to 90%. The programme, targeted at under-20 year olds, has been a huge success, with a 90% reduction in cases in that age group. However, young adults between 20 and 24 years of age and all first year college and university students are still at risk and should be vaccinated.
Date of publishing03/09/2001
Date of last revision by publisher11/28/2006
Date of last review by us02/28/2008
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