World Meningitis Day - 24 April 2021

Let's #DefeatMeningitis together

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In these difficult times where concern about our health and that of our loved ones is focused is on Covid-19, it is important that we don’t forget about fighting to prevent the estimated 8,000 cases of meningitis that will sadly occur in the UK in the coming year.

Together, we have fought meningitis for over 30 years; and with five vaccinations under our belt to prevent the disease, and with case numbers showing a decline, we are getting closer than ever before to effective management of this most feared disease. 

We are still fighting to #DefeatMeningitis; fighting to save lives and minimise its effects should someone contract it. We have come so far and yet, even during this time where social distancing reduces the spread of the disease, people have and will continue to contract meningitis.

Help us prevent, reduce and limit the impact of meningitis on this World Meningitis Day; many battles may have been won, but the war and fight against meningitis continues. Please make sure that your children are up to date with their vaccines, know the signs and symptoms of the disease and if you suspect meningitis, please seek medical help immediately.

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