Guidance

MenACWY: GP invitation letter template

This letter template is for surgeries to invite eligible patients for their meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccination.

Documents

MenACWY student letter template from GPs

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MenACWY GP letter template

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The meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccine was introduced in response to an increase in cases of invasive meningococcal disease capsular group W (MenW). The vaccine protects against meningitis and septicaemia caused by meningococcal groups A, C, W and Y.

The student letter template for GP practice is for general practice to use to invite eligible young people aged 17 and 18 (born between 1 September 1998 and 31 August 1999) to receive MenACWY vaccine.

The letter template to GPs practice is to inform general practice that young people aged 17 and 18 (born between 1 September 1998 and 31 August 1999) are now eligible to receive MenACWY vaccine and should be invited by their GP practice.

See Meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccination programme for more information and resources.

Published 16 July 2015
Last updated 4 August 2016 + show all updates
  1. GP student letter template to invite eligible first time university entrants to receive the vaccine.
  2. Updated template so that it can be used in any year.
  3. First published.