Vaccinations don’t end when you leave school. There are a few important vaccinations that our doctors would recommend for those going away to study at university or college.
Being a student means mixing with a lot of new people. Germs can travel quickly in densely populated lecture halls, tutorial rooms and libraries – and similarly in living quarters like halls of residence.
Our doctors highly recommend the ACWY meningitis immunisation to protect teenagers and young people from 4 different strains of meningitis. The Meningitis ACWY vaccination is given in one injection into the upper arm.
The NHS website advice on the Meningitis ACWY vaccination states:
“Teenagers and “fresher” students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, which can be deadly.”
Meningitis B Immunisation
The Smart Clinics also now stocks the new Meningococcal B Vaccine and recommend vaccinating as early as possible to provide protection against Meningitis B.
The Smart Clinics also recommends HPV immunisation with Gardasil for teenagers and young adults. Gardasil vaccine helps protect against 4 types of HPV (human papillomavirus) which are associated with cancer.
- In girls and young women ages 9 to 26, Gardasil helps protect against 2 types of HPV that cause 70% of cervical cancer cases, 70% of vaginal cancer cases, and up to 50% of vulvar cancer cases.
- In males and females ages 9 to 26, Gardasil helps protect against about 80% of anal cancer cases and 90% of genital warts cases.
The vaccine can be given from the age of 9 but is particularly recommended before university or college if it hasn’t already been carried out already.
Private GPs London
For further advice on any aspect of personal health, The Smart Clinics offer appointments with their London team of GPs. As a private service, there is plenty of availability at 2 London clinics with generous appointment times plus the option of evening and weekend clinics.
About The Smart Clinics
The Smart Clinics was founded in 2013 and is an independent and doctor-managed company with a genuine commitment to quality healthcare at the heart of the business.
The company is best known for its unique membership based private London GP and dentistry services with access to a friendly team of experienced doctors, which entitles individuals, families and corporate members to unlimited GP access for a monthly fee.
In addition to doctors and dentists, The Smart Clinics works with an extensive group of healthcare professionals from dietitians and physio to osteopaths and dermatologists; helping their patients to take control of their healthcare issues and access early treatment and assistance.
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