Meningitis awareness campaign launches in London – information for healthcare professionals.
A high-profile meningitis campaign, led by Meningitis Now and supported by NHS London, PHE, pharmaceutical company GSK, Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) and a Life for a Cure, has rolled out across Greater London on Monday 9 August.
The campaign will run from August-September 2021 and will seek to raise awareness amongst young Londoners and parents about meningococcal disease and what they can do to help prevent infection.
They will be advised to contact their GP to check their MenACWY vaccination status and approach community pharmacists for further information and guidance on meningitis. To support health care professionals during the campaign, Meningitis Now and the Meningitis Research Foundation are offering signs and symptoms cards which can be downloaded from their websites:
- Meningitis Now: www.meningitisnow.org/students
- MRF: https://www.meningitis.org/get-support/help-and-support-resources