MenACWY programme: information for healthcare professionals

Information about the meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) programme for adolescents, aimed at healthcare professionals.


Meningococcal ACWY programme: information for healthcare professionals

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The meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccine is being introduced in response to an increase in cases of invasive meningococcal disease capsular group W (MenW) disease.

This information for healthcare professionals about the MenACWY programme includes details on:

  • the purpose of the programme
  • who the vaccine is recommended for
  • when vaccines will be available to order
  • how to administer the vaccine
Published 8 July 2015
Last updated 5 October 2016 + show all updates
  1. Amendment to ‘fresher’ date of birth in eligibility criteria
  2. Updated vaccine eligibility information.
  3. Updated MenACWY immunisation programme information for healthcare professionals.
  4. Updated with additional questions regarding the new MenACWY vaccine.
  5. First published.