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This website provides information on Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD), inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord caused by meningococcal bacteria, which can lead to blood poisoning (septicaemia). Where the term meningitis is used in this website it refers to IMD caused by meningococcal bacteria.

MENINGITIS CAN BE FATAL IN 24 HOURS1

 

WELCOME TO #24YOUHAVETHEPOWER

Meningitis has the speed. But you have the power.

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DON’T START
THE CLOCK

GET
VACCINATED

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DON’T START THE CLOCK
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FAST FACT

MENINGOCOCCAL
MENINGITIS
IS A SERIOUS
BACTERIAL
INFECTION
THAT AFFECTS
THE BRAIN AND
SPINAL CORD1.

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MENINGITIS IS A SERIOUS BACTERIAL INFECTION
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FAST FACT

Why adolescents

& young adults are

AT RISK

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Why adolescents and young adults are AT RISK.
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The bacteria that
causes meningitis
can spread
through common
adolescent and
young adult
behaviours like
kissing, sharing
a drink or food,
or even just hanging
out in crowded areas1,2,13.

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The bacteria that causes meningitis
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IT’S RARE,

BUT ANYONE

CAN GET IT3.

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MENINGITIS MOVES
FAST. BUT IF YOU’RE
VACCINATED YOUR
BODY’S IMMUNE
SYSTEM CAN KNOW
WHAT TO DO.

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FAST FACT

4 GROUPS OF

MENINGOCOCCAL

BACTERIA

(KNOWN AS B, C, W, AND Y)

CAUSE OVER

9O%

OF MENINGOCOCCAL
INFECTIONS
IN ENGLAND3.

ARE YOU VACCINATED
AGAINST ALL 4?

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4 GROUPS OF MENINGOCOCCAL BACTERIAL
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NO SINGLE
VACCINE

PROTECTS
AGAINST
ALL 4
GROUPS1,4.

FIND OUT
MORE.

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NO SINGLE VACCINE
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COUNTDOWN

24:00

Is it the flu,
or meningitis?

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Is it the flu, or meningitis?
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Meningitis
can be fatal
in 24 hours,
and it can be
hard even
for doctors
to recognise
from early
symptoms5.

Don’t start
the clock.

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Meningitis can be fatal in 24 hours
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FAST FACT

1 in 20
who develop
meningococcal
disease die.

Death rates
are higher
for teenagers
and young
adults6.

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1 in 20 who develop meningococcal disease die.
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But there’s
something
you can do to
help protect
yourself:

GET
VACCINATED.

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But there’s something you can do to help protect yourself:
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IN JUST 24 HOURS,

MENINGOCOCCAL

DISEASE CAN CAUSE5,7

STIFF NECK

FEVER

LIGHT SENSITIVITY

CONFUSION

HEADACHES

VOMITING

NAUSEA

DIARRHOEA

RASH

DEATH

 

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N JUST 24 HOURS,  MENINGOCOCCAL  DISEASE CAN CAUSE
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WHO ARE

THE
1 IN 5?

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WHO ARE THE 1 IN 5?
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At its peak, up to
1 in 5 adolescents
and young adults
can carry the
bacteria that leads
to meningococcal
meningitis8, but
you can’t tell who
because it can be
carried in the
throat without
causing symptoms.

DON’T GUESS,
GET VACCINATED.

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DON’T GUESS, GET VACCINATED.
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LIKE TO TRAVEL?

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LIKE TO TRAVEL?
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If you travel to
countries where
meningococcal
meningitis is
more common,
you could be
exposed to
the bacteria9.

Help protect
yourself with
vaccination.

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Help protect yourself with vaccination.
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LIVE

EVERY

24

TO THE FULLEST.

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LIVE  EVERY  24  TO THE FULLEST.
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WHEN VACCINATED,
SHARING MOMENTS

LIKE KISSING,
SHARING FOOD,
OR HANGING OUT IN
CROWDED AREAS1,2,13

DON’T NECESSARILY
HAVE TO BE
MENINGITIS
MOMENTS.

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DON’T NECESSARILY HAVE TO BE MENINGITIS MOMENTS.
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HELP PROTECT
YOURSELF

Check your history
to see what you’ve
been vaccinated
against.

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HELP PROTECT YOURSELF.
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NO SINGLE
VACCINE HELPS
PROTECT
AGAINST THE

4 GROUPS
(KNOWNS AS
B, C, W, AND Y)

THAT CAUSE
THE MOST
MENINGOCOCCAL
DISEASE IN
ENGLAND3.

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NO SINGLE VACCINE
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FAST FACT

ADOLESCENTS

& YOUNG ADULTS

ARE MORE LIKELY

TO DIE FROM

MENINGOCOCCAL

DISEASE

THAN INFANTS12.

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MORE ADOLESCENTS

QUICK QUIZ

START QUIZ

Meningitis can be fatal
in 24 hours1. The clock
will count down from
24 seconds. Can you
answer all correctly?

Quick Quiz

Which of these behaviours can increase your risk of getting meningitis1,2:



kissing



sharing someone’s drink or cigarette



hanging out in crowded areas



all of the above

Quick Quiz

The chances of carrying meningococcal bacteria peak at up to 1 in 5 in which age group8:



infants



children under 5



adolescents and young adults



the elderly

Quick Quiz

Which of the following is true about meningitis?



people vaccinated as infants are fully protected.



students living in dorms in university are not at risk.



by age 21, you are too old to get meningitis.



adolescents and young adults can consider getting vaccinated against the most common bacteria causing meningitis3, 6

Quick Quiz

Meningitis can be hard to diagnose in the early stages but can be fatal in 24 hours1,5.



true



false

Quick Quiz

You can help prevent meningitis by:



living in a bubble



trying not to breathe around others



moving to a desert island



making sure you are vaccinated

Time's Up!

You win!

### Correct!

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WHAT WE KNOW:

Meningitis can be fatal
within 24 hours1.

WHAT WE DON’T KNOW:

Why some people are
affected and some aren’t.

Learn more

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WHAT WE KNOW WHAT WE DON’T KNOW
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TALKING ABOUT
MENINGITIS

TIPS FOR
PARENTS

TALKING TO
HEALTHCARE
PROFESSIONALS
ABOUT
VACCINATION.

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TIPS FOR PARENTS
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TALKING ABOUT
MENINGITIS

TIPS FOR
TALKING TO
PARENTS

ABOUT
VACCINATION.

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Tips for Talking to Parents
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TOP 6

REASONS

FOR ADOLESCENTS

& YOUNG ADULTS

TO GET
VACCINATED

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TOP SIX  REASONS
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I DON’T

WANT TO

WAIT.

LET’S GET
VACCINATED.

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I DON’T  WANT TO  WAIT.
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