Public Health England is advising for both new and current students to make sure they are up to date with their measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and MenACWY vaccines before they come to University.
There has recently been an increase in measles cases across England and Europe, particularly among 15 - 25 year olds. The best way to protect yourself against measles is to have two doses of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Although there is no cause for alarm, Public Health of England is also advising all new university entrants up to the age of 25, across the country, to be vaccinated with the Meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccine before the beginning of the new academic year.
Further information about MMR, meningitis, how to get the vaccinations, access to healthcare and other useful health related information can be found on our Student Health website.
Wednesday 18th September 11am - 4pm, Thursday 19th September 2019 from 10am– 4pm.
Outside the Graduate Centre (Mile End Campus).
Get information on the student wellbeing services available to you at Queen Mary, GP registration, free Meningitis ACWY and Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations if you are between 18 and 25 years and have not had them already, as well as advice on sexual health, drug and alcohol use, and staying safe and healthy while at university.
Queen Mary has a free Student Health Service available on campus, here’s what you need to know:
We work on campaigns and events with loads of local health organisations, like Barts Health NHS Trust, Positive East and Step Forward. Our aim is to keep improving students’ physical and mental health, you can find out more by contacting us at email@example.com.
Keep an eye out for our events during Welcome Week, revision and exam periods, we’re always here to help!