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Planning ahead

Drawing up plans to prepare for a case of meningitis or meningococcal disease

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Most universities recognise the importance of raising awareness of meningitis and meningococcal disease.

In response, many have worked with local health protection teams to put plans in place. These plans should include ongoing awareness raising activities, vaccine promotion and action to be taken if a single case or an outbreak of meningitis or meningococcal disease occurs. Plans should be reviewed regularly.

Chapter 9 of the “Guidance on the prevention and management of meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia in higher education institutions’ provides information on reviewing and updating your plans.

Below is an example of a plan, developed by the University of Bristol. This protocol is comprehensive and has been successfully put into action on several occasions.