Be vigilant of disease signs

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At charity Meningitis Now we welcome the news about the new vaccine but we also want to issue a warning as the new school year starts against complacency towards the disease.

These new vaccines do not mean meningitis is beaten and we would urge parents, students and teachers to be vigilant to the signs and download our free mobile app or request a symptoms card.

Meningitis is a disease that can kill within hours, so quick action is vital.

Meningitis Now’s free signs and symptoms phone app and symptoms cards are available by calling its free phone helpline on 0808 80 10 388, or visiting the website at

The charity will support anyone who has experience of meningitis. For further information on how to access these services call the helpline on the above number.

Sue Davie,

Meningitis Now