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Meningitis C immunisation is low among young people who are not in education

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 18 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:805
  1. Linda Booth, consultant in communicable disease control (,
  2. E Naracott, senior school nurse,
  3. Julie Greenslade, immunisation coordinator
  1. North and Mid Hampshire Health Authority, Basingstoke RG24 9NB
  2. Loddon NHS Trust, North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke RG24 9NA

    EDITOR—The Department of Health aimed for vaccination of young people aged 15–17 against meningitis C to be completed by December 1999. We report the failure of low cost publicity to achieve satisfactory uptake among those who were not attending school or college.

    The Loddon community trust serves a population of 225 000. Eight clinics in three different locations were held during the late afternoons or on Saturdays from 16 November for young people aged 15 to 17 …

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